Zombie Haikus by Fake and Real Poets

Remember the zombie haiku post on Neatorama a while ago? Well, Ryan Mecum, author of Zombie Haiku (the book) wrote to us about his project of writing such haikus in the style of famous poets:

Zombie Haiku by Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle
into that zombie plagued night.
And take the shotgun.

Zombie Haiku by Walt Whitman
Every skin atom
form’d from this soil, this air,
tastes like chicken meat.

Zombie Haiku by William Shakespeare
To bite through the skull
or beat it against the wall?
That is the question.

Soon after, real poets and writer joined in the fun:

Back to the buffet
for second helpings-
Care for a rump of infant?
- Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and author of the lovely Ballistics: Poems

If zombies smoked pot
maybe they would skip the brains
and settle for cake.
- Doug Benson, writer and comedian regularly seen on Best Week Ever

The day I died you
tried to put a bullet in
my head. You missed. Lunch!
- David Wellington, author of the terrifying Monster Island trilogy

Link - Thanks Ryan!

(Photo: Zombie Walk San Francisco 2006, more at Laughing Squid)

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I could put up with
the rotting flesh and grunting
but Jesus, your breath!

Crash through the window
Arms flailing, skin falling off:
It's been done before.

Zombie dates are fine
except when fingers fall off
into the popcorn.

As I suspected
My boss is not all that smart
his brain: just a snack.
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