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 …

Haiku to Mars

Tuesday, named in most Latin languages after the god Mars (mardi, martes, martedì), an appropriate day for a quick blog post about the red, red planet of the same name. NASA are currently inviting members of the public to submit messages to planet Mars in haiku form, for a DVD that will be carried aboard …

Ħajku tan-natura / Nature haiku #19

Following on from yesterday’s very preliminary thoughts on the haiku form/genre, though I try to respect the 5-7-5 syllable structure as far as possible (the rhythms of which are more flexible and diverse than they may seem, with or without the occasional metrical license), I’m not one of those who believe that modern haiku absolutely …