S 42°55’36.04″, E 147°20’3.275″ 22/11/2017 10:32 am

That’s the where and when, approximately, and here’s the what and why, precisely.


My mind is a tub

full of words, unless I look:

don’t miss the birds’ flight!


… that’s a haiku, kind of a classy way of expressing something. What I’m touching here is that disjunct we feel between direct experience and thinking.

Something I learned when I looked up the word Haiku:

Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry

    1. The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru).[1] This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them,[2] a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.



Here’s another way of saying it, in the form of a limerick:


My mind is a bucket of words

unless I look up at the birds.

For I’ll never see

so much as a tree 

while I’m thinking. (I’m playing with turds!)


“A limerick is a form of poetry, often humorous and sometimes obscene, in five-line, strict rhyme scheme of AABBA “



A poem does involve a bit of thinking, but it initially, essentially, it arrives on your doorstep, just like the replacement cartridge for the water filter did, a moment ago, in a white van, by FastTrak courier.

Thank God for filtered water and unfiltered poetry!

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