Ħajku tal-uffiċċju / Office haiku #54

Loads-a-work, but if I don’t add at least a tiny drop of poetry to the world (I’m thinking of the title “Plus one word to the world“, a fine collection of poems by young Japanese author Hiroshi Taniuchi), the day will be lost, and the robot takes all. Nudged by the photograph below, captured this …

Ħajku tal-uffiċċju / Office haiku #53

One of these days, when I’m a little more ‘zen’ (i.e. as far as possible from the office), I’d like to write an article about my approach to haiku. A lot of the talk on haiku being “the pure essence” of poetry I find exaggerated, and at times more damaging to the form than beneficial. ‘Concision’ and ‘purity’ …