John Mayer Wants a Haiku About His Hair

05/03/2008 at 01:30 PM ET

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After a May Day blog post about his new look, John Mayer — and his new feathered ’80s-haircut–headed out to New York’s Soho Friday night, still talking about, yes, his newly shorn tresses. “I want everyone who reads PEOPLE magazine to know how important this haircut is,” Mayer said outside the Comedy Cellar after performing a private performance standup routine inside. “It’s important because it draws people together. Feel it. Run your fingers through my hair, and tell me what it feels like.” And hair was the only topic on Mayer’s mind, having brushed off questions about his Miami weekend with Jennifer Aniston, saying, “Forget about blogs.” Instead, Mayer took this reporter’s hand and insisted that she run her fingers through his hair again — and again. “Run your fingers through it all the way and describe what it feels like,” he said, before demanding, “Now, write a haiku about what my hair feels like.” It couldn’t be done on the spot. “That’s the thing,” he said. “No one can do it,” before climbing into the front seat of his car and driving away. Tell us:Can you write a haiku about John Mayer’s hair?

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Sasha on

helmet of chestnut
the razor has won
locks in a pile
its too hot anyway

it was here
fluffy, bouncing
pantene cared
but now its gone gone gone gone gooooone

Mayers hair
long lost love
did he have to fall asleep
with clippers in his hands

Jesse on

People who complain and say he’s vain or weird: CHILL OUT.
It’s called sense of humor.

You don’t have to take everything seriously.
He was obviously joking around to avoid any of those nosy questions about his personal life.
I like this dude, he’s funny, he’s not boring, and he’s just a real, fun, artistic guy. You barely see that in showbiz now.

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[…] now it seems he’s shaved his head, buzz cut style. Some people say he looks like Jim Carrey. Oh… If you care to write a haiku about his hair, People […]

Laurel on

award winning hair
even my mom wants to touch
silky like ribbons

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