Click the link for the article FT, London 07/05/2015
Taken from an article in the Financial Times yesterday
Haiku at Work: ‘the man from IT’ and ‘the personal performance review’
Our haiku contest this week attracted entries ranging from clever character portraits to intimate poems exploring the emotional side of work.
The contrasting themes were “the personal performance review” and “the man from IT”.
The personal performance review winner is Marion Clarke:
he suddenly regrets
Sunday night darts
The poem uses imagery to evoke a lot in a few words, says Jim Kacian, founder of The Haiku Foundation and one of our two judges.
“The pathos of the content – imagining that realising one’s career goals might only be possible through foregoing even the slightest of personal pleasures – is delivered in [its] starkest terms, without commentary, and so is all the more devastating.”