Comment at end
20th November, 2009
Rompuy has directed his first and probably only directive to EU citizens. (Unless he gets the boss’s permission to direct us some more.)
[A haiku is a non-rhymed verse genre, conveying an image or feeling in two parts spread over three lines, usually with a seasonal reference. Here’s how to create a descriptive, engaging haiku. There are 5 syllables in the first sentence, 7 in the second and 5 again in the last sentence.]
So, ever the faithful EU citizen, here’s my effort:
By Robert Shrimsley – (excerpt)
However, it is understood that Mr Blair has been ringing around European leaders and power brokers to assure them that he too writes haiku.
The FT has also gained exclusive access to the former PM’s new volume of haiku, which his staff are rushing to pull together in time for the next EU summit.
Voices quell, Anger dims A soothing snow falls on hills
I was an envoy once, you know
Leaves turn brown and die A party turns Brown and dies
Death’s colour is brown
Old pond Full of money
I leap in
The smart dwarf can best the giant
But he can’t stop traffic in Beijing