A few of you have asked for details of my trip. Well, my articles are written, but here’s the stuff no one wants—just poets.

Here’s a definition: “A haibun is a terse, relatively short prose poem, usually including both lightly humorous and more serious elements. A haibun usually ends with a haiku.”


What will I eat in Northern Ireland? My daughter says, Potatoes, and I do eat potatoes, every day, sometimes two or three in a meal. Each menu offers several side dishes of potatoes. Even when I order Indian curry, it comes with potatoes. Potatoes fried, mashed, grilled, with garlic, hash-browned, potato farl, potato champ, apple-potato bread.

No one offers us a single Guinness the entire week.

starfruit and mango

white fruit with black seeds —

breakfast in Belfast