A little girl staying next door just came from school. I asked her, "Hey, Akari. Come here." She came running. She was holding a book in her hand. Opening it she started scribbling something. Once she was done, I gave her a chocolate with a smile.

I didn't know what she scribbled. I came back home and remembered the lines -

Even Ends
Wide at Mid
My Rhyme

I was not sure what it was until I went back and asked the girl about it. I imagined "Smart Girl!"

Well, do you know what she scribbled?

Some notes-

  1. No, it's not lateral thinking.
  2. Yes, it will require a little knowledge.
  3. Quoted text is enough to find the answer though the story might give a clue. But do not spend time finding the clue in the story. Nothing much there.
  4. Fonts do not matter.
  5. Ignore grammatical errors if any. The stuff used might help a bit.

1 Answer 1


She wrote a


It has even ends

5 syllables for 1st and 3rd line

It is wide at mid

7 syllables for the 2nd line

And it my rhyme

never rhymes


name Akari sounds like a Japanese one, so it is a clue to haiku.

And there is another clue

the number of unique letters in the 3 lines is 5-7-5 respectively, which is the numbers of syllables in haiku

OP's edit -

The three lines speak about Haiku's pattern which is 5-7-5
Even Ends - uses 5 unique characters e,v,n,d,s
Wide at Mid - uses 7 unique characters w,i,d,e,a,t,m
My Rhyme - uses 5 unique characters m,y,r,h,e

  • $\begingroup$ faaaast hahah same here, after reading the name and the lines thought the same as your solution. aaaah the syllables match adding the "it has", "it is" and "and it" :OO $\endgroup$
    – lois6b
    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:40
  • $\begingroup$ Hah! Too quick. +25 :D Hope you liked it! Thanks $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:41
  • $\begingroup$ From wiki "Akari is a Japanese given name and term meaning "light" or "glimmer"." $\endgroup$
    – Techidiot
    Nov 29, 2016 at 11:47
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    $\begingroup$ How does "my rhyme" mean "doesn't rhyme"? $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Nov 29, 2016 at 13:11
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan I thought it only means to refer to rhyming - not rhyming at all is also rhyme-related. $\endgroup$
    – oleslaw
    Nov 29, 2016 at 13:19

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