photo of scattered clouds against a blue sky

Splatter of colours,
cacophony on canvas—
cloudy summer’s day.


Photo of an artwork by Shamsia Hassani. Art shows an Afghan woman holding a bunch of dandelions behind her back while a war tank rolls on in front of her.
Art by Shamsia Hassani, an Afghan graffiti artist. Artwork commission for OzAsia festival in Adelaide, 2022

Shelling left and right,
corroded metallic smoke—
my flowers wither.

See more of Hassan’s work on her Instagram profile.

Magnum opus

photo of a square framed kaleidoscopic artwork with bright colours

sheer master stroke of vibrance—
mind of an artist.


photo of a graffiti illustrating two white eyes, along with a third eye on the forehead
Neighbourhood watch

Open your third eye
each passerby an art show
of complex brush strokes

Great artists steal

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. He is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg, or steal from anybody and everybody to get the work done.

Willian Faulkner

I’m away on holiday for a couple of weeks, and until I get back with more haiku and photographs, I’m sharing some of my favourite quotes. Hope you enjoy!

If you want more, check these out:
Travel haiku | Musings about life | Copywriting adventures