That first English haiku is matched by this:

There was a young man from Japan
Whose limericks never would scan
When asked why this was
He replied “It’s because
I always try and fit as many words into the last line as I possibly can”

which complements

There was an old man from Peru
Whose limericks stopped at line two

For more limericks, see here and here. Oh, and here.

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