Haiku in the EU

Herman Van Rompuy’s day job is president of the European Council–so he’s more or less the president of the European Union. But after the day’s travails, he likes to unwind by composing haiku, 17-syllable poems. His efforts have been collected into a book, which came out this month. To better reach Europeans of all stripes, the poems were published in English, French, Dutch, German and Latin. For the Pope, I guess.

Details are here.–David E