Over the past few months, we’ve made much of our practice of reading poetry in the morning, rather than jumping to the computer. We especially love haiku, the ancient Japanese form of poetry that follows a rigorous formula: three lines of five syllables, then seven, then five again. Haiku tend to be brief, deceptively simple, and utterly packed with meaning and surprise. Here’s a favorite by Issa:
A sudden shower falls -
and naked I am riding
on a naked horse!
The next best thing to reading poetry in the morning is to die laughing.
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