Written for: Carpe Diem #967 Belgium
Belgium was one of the countries who established the preliminary European Union, the EEC (European Economic Community). Through the treaty of Rome Belgium was a co-founder of the EU in 1957. Now almost 70 years later the EEC has become the EU in which 28 European Countries are working together.
In the southeastern part of Belgium you can find the Ardennes.
This month I will try to find a haiku poet from every country we will visit and today I love to share a haiku by Herman Van Rompuy, the former Prime Minister of Belgium and the first President of the European Council.
Herman Van Rompuy is a honored haiku poet and his haiku are pretty awesome I would say. So here are a few of his haiku:
Birds in concert,
one sings above all others.
I don’t know its name
in a nearby ditch
toads mating passionately
The harvest is in
and the trees are already thinning.
© Herman van Rompuy
Here is my attempt:
flowers, trees, water, mountains
The Ardennes, Belgium