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Haiku Mind

My young friend Natalina loaned me her book ‘Haiku Mind’, a collection of 108 haikus by poets from around the world, across different times.

 

I’m now reading one haiku a day and it’s helping me pay more attention to the word around me. The goal is to observe nature as it is, without interpretation.

 

I was inspired to write one of my own, based on the objects in front of me at the time:

 

The succulents are growing back

The bowl is empty

My life awaits

 

All of it seemed true at the time. I like that this poetic form shares journalism’s focus on facts, even if its purpose is different.

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Taken on May 30, 2016