Monday, February 22, 2010

Haiku Moments

I'm finding myself swept with an enthusiasm for something I never thought I could do: writing haiku.

Strangely enough I find it very similar to perfume: only two elements or so are highlighted, and there are no metaphors. Besides, I feel most comfortable with short art forms.

I know it does now show in how long most of my blog posts are, but I am trying to get better at pairing down my words and focus on what's absolutely essential.

Like perfume, haiku is all about distilling the essence of a moment and an emotion, and expressing it in the most immediate way, with the least number of words possible.
This is how I compose my perfumes.

Feel free to comment with your own haiku and thoughts.


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