Tag Archives: ħajku

Love at the bottom of the sea

(Re-published from the Passaport Project blog) Ewropa! Intix tisma’ l-imħabba ssejjaħ minn qiegħ il-baħar? Europe! Can you not hear love calling out from the bottom of the sea? Europe ! N’entends-tu donc pas l’appel de l’amour venant du fond de … Continue reading

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Panopticon – five haiku

Can haiku be political? I don’t see why not. Haiku purists may cringe at the thought of tying the eternal, ‘zen’-like form to the fleeting nature of politics; to a certain extent, I can understand their fears. I suppose it … Continue reading

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Call for haiku on migration and borders

(Re-published from the Passaport Project blog) Whilst we’re documenting last Saturday’s solidarity Manifestival in front of the migrant detention centre in Findel, Luxembourg, and sifting patiently through the content we’ve received so far for Issue 2 of our artistic newspaper … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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