9 pm

On realising I hadn’t written yesterday’s #haiku I let out a groan. Then the word ‘spent’ came to mind. Probably because I feel spent, in a number of ways.

As I began to see where ‘spent’ would lead me, ‘spent casings’ came to mind. Followed by the thought,

I wonder how many spent casings are on the ground in #Gaza ?

I was undecided about the format/punctuation for this #haikupoem . I had three options and have shared them here in the order they were written/thought of.

  • Which do you prefer and why?
  • Does each format change the #poem in any way?

Poetry: Life’s Mirror

As it is in #poetry, so it is in life (& vice versa). It’s not just about what you say, but how you say and present/format it.

Even the use of blank              can communicate something more effectively than words.

Being mindful of what we say and how we say it, can be particularly important in times of conflict. Whether personal, local or global.

When we use our words, wisdom is needed. As it’s not just about being able to weave words together.

Eloquence of speech can sound pretty yet lack substance and just be spin.

Two words, such as Ceasefire Now can, begging your pardon, should, be sufficient enough to say all that needs to be said.