We are pleased to present to you a series of haikus, grouped under the title “The old poet speaks softly”, originally written in French language, offered to us by their author, Herman van Rompuy.

The old poet speaks softly     

The sunlight in the puddle
The tree reflected in it
A double life


A leaf the size of a hand
In the hand of a child
Life holds death


The sea is silent
The old poet speaks softly
Even the camellias listen

Herman van Rompuy