Kuni san at SEE HAIKU HERE (see A-Z LINKS >>>) is currently introducing his followers to a form of haiku which involves writing a 50-word self-contained story as a kind of hook for the related haiku (and on SEE HAIKU HERE an illustration).
Impressed by the master, Poet-in-Residence was tempted to follow suit.-
IN THE MORNINGS as I am about to begin to shave the strange man in the bathroom mirror takes a disposable razor in his left hand and places its cutting edge gently but firmly against my soaped neck. Some mornings when the mirror is foggy we wave to each other.
over the volcano
birds flying high
When I reflect on the above attempt I see that it owes something to at least four thoughts or ideas, and probably many more, which have mysteriously linked themselves together to produce a chain of thought with an end result. These are: a memory of Larkin's famous poem Mr Bleaney; Kuni san's wonderfully drawn Japanese images; a remark by George Szirtes concerning duty; a world full of cheap plastic products.