Just a thought.

On Haiku
Sometimes it seems like there is not enough time in the world, but I can always find time for haiku. Usually, they find me. I love the way a haiku zaps me – its inception in a blaze of inspiration, and then, a flash upon the page. The process of distilling a moment, an impression, into three lines. A moment of discovery. The serenity of that moment.

rushing about, dizzy-
blossom clusters by the door
a return to  mindfulness

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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2 Responses to Just a thought.

  1. Berit says:

    I think the haiku like you a lot. 🙂

    I also like how you keep your haiku a little classical. 🙂

    • Thanks Berit! I write less classical ones too, but enjoy the feeling, the rhythm, of the 17 syllable kind. It’s also nice to have a seasonal reference, and I find these sneak in even when I didn’t intend them to do so.

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