This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"Haiku " is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

Show me the way home:
I’m tired, having drunk my fill
Of some noxious spring.
Now, feeling quite ill,

I search all summer in vain;
Can’t find home at all.
Yet my hopes still rise / Like distant song, to the skies
As the dead leaves fall.