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Written by Magnus Holm

It was first introduced by Why The Lucky Stiff in 2005 with this wonderful haiku:

"eyes".scan /the_darkness/ catch( :in_the_wind ) { ?a.round; "breath" \ or "a".slice /of_moon/ }

greasygreasy followed up with this:

def you are false end enjoy life while you /can/

M didn’t want miss the party:

class Starts < AndThenWe raise "questions" and require "thought" end if "we".rjust

U Nakamura came up with a genius one:

$ruby.is_a?(Object){|oriented| language}

Evan Weaver sort of created one:

for desires in heaven do not always end or fade

A silly one I wrote a few years ago:

def initely(awesome, haiku) "should".match /your style/ and [:in, :the] end rescue 007

[Evan Short][falling] wrote a bit about falling (not technically a haiku, but I’m not very picky when it comes to awesome code):

#- - - - - - - - - - - - - -# # # # a bit about falling # # by: evan # # # #- - - - - - - - - - - - - -# # first of all: def it_is_ok # ok? "ok." end # but: # when a thing def hits_the_ground_from the_height # if we can assume that the remaining_energy = the_height # then we can say if remaining_energy that_the "thing uses some of the #{remaining_energy} to bounce" # and rises_to the_next_peak_from(the_height) else # the thing just rests # and that is the end # of it end # it should be noted that: # in order to determine the def the_next_peak_from the_old_height; unless the_old_height < 0.01 # we assume that new_height = the_old_height * 0.5 else # the thing is no longer bouncing # percievable to this observer, anyway... end end # also, # when a thing # is dropped def from a_height # it hits_the_ground_from a_height end # likewise, # when a thing def rises_to a_new_height # then it will fall from a_new_height end # but... # and most importantly. # when the time is just right, # the thing just def rests; and_we_know it_is_ok #the end #----------------------------------------------# alias :and_we_know :puts alias :that_the :puts

herval certainly knows his Shakespear:

question = !!(:to_be or not :to_be)

smackywentz has a nice description of Rails:

class RubyOnRails has_many :features, :through => :bugs end

Jacques Fuentes has a beautiful letter to his daugther:

require "./love" a_letter to: Augusta do twas(only: 16.months.ago) { The::Universe << } life.has :been => %w(i n c r e d i b l y).zip(*"wonderful!").ever_since We::Wish.we_could { experience these_moments: over & over } You.will always_be: Loved, and: Cherished until Infinity.ends do; Forever.(); end end

Please let me know if you have another one I can add.