Over here in the tiny little Kingdom of the White Oranges I am triggered by this image and its caption, Hex. I am no fierce fan of Haiku in non-syllable languages like English or Nederlands (Dutch) but it certainly is fun to try to compose some. Here is the slightly provocating but juicy result of my first try in English ever:

Self denying Haiku chain

To haiku or not

Is not the question for me

Snake eats itself

Counting syllables

In search for deeper wisdom?


What do I look for

In this box of 5–7–5 ?

Tell me, Pandora!

Haiku’s: nonsense

In this English idiom

But it is much fun

Express ev’rything

In seventeen syllables

Procrustean martyrdom

The sound of one hand

Applauding silence, that

Is haiku’s music

One two three four fi-

Ve six seven eight nine

Ten Eleven twel……….

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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