About

Alarmingman is an attempt to celebrate the wonder of the everyday through the medium of haiku, or at least something vaguely resembling haiku (or perhaps senryu – see the ‘Haiku’ page), which, in their deep simplicity, seem to convey a sense of timelessness in the face of impermanence. The aim is to track the seasons for as long as this transient and unpredictable life allows, and to post as regularly as possible – ideally on a daily basis, but it’s very dependent on my extremely variable teaching schedule. Often it’s like living inside a Zen parable – somehow the solution to an inscrutable conundrum must be found. So far it has been an incredible learning experience for me and I hope you, too, can take away something of value from it.

May the haiku be with you – Marcus

24 Responses to About

  1. fivereflections says:

    i don’t post awards on five reflections, but i appreciate your kindness and supporting words!

    David in Maine USA

  2. snowbirdpress says:

    I enjoy your blog a great deal. Hope you’ll stop by and take a look at my snowbirdpress.wordpress.com posts… as I’ve been creating haiga from some wonderful haijin here in the US.

  3. alarmingman says:

    Thank you. Your haiga are very evocative and beautiful.

    • snowbirdpress says:

      Thank you. I have had the good fortune to have collaborated with fine haijin. Of course, English Language Haiku can never be Japanese Haiku… but we are grateful for our roots.

  4. Fascinating stuff here.
    Have written a few haikus, never quite as easy as it looks!
    Will be back to read more.
    Thanks for the visit and the like.
    Off to investigate haiga now!

  5. love your blog and just nominated you for one lovely blog award..check out my post for details
    http://jilliankermani.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/148/

  6. I love your Haikus. So, I’ve nominated you for the “Beautiful Blogger” award. Check out the details here: http://sahbinahvioletflynn.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/mystified-beauty/

  7. smilingtoad says:

    Gorgeous haiku poetry, adore your blog, excellent writing, very beautiful work!!

  8. leelotchka44 says:

    dear alarmingman – will you let us know what you are teaching in japan?

  9. john todaro says:

    Very much enjoyed the scroll through your haiku….really—all of ’em, but especially those with contemporary imagery. Wonderful site.

  10. You have a unique blog. 🙂

  11. I have enjoyed reading your haiku and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/time-to-say-thank-you/

  12. It is rare for me to like haiku, but I really like quite a lot of yours! Enjoyed reading them very much – I shall return again!
    Suzy 😀

  13. emmylgant says:

    Just wanted to thank you for the inspiration you gave me as well as the nudge into haiku territory.
    Your insight and observations are a delight. Your ability to convey so much in so few words just blows me away. I feel like I am learning the craft from a master, so thank you for the encouragements, the feedback and the art of it all. Happy Holidays, my friend.

  14. i love all your pieces, i could go on with the like button…

  15. like like like. your haiku.

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