VERBEKE (born 31 May 1948, in Kortrijk Flanders).
Writing haiku and
travel stories is where his heart lies. He is
a real Kuyu (haiku friend), who prefers to write (Western) haiku,
including both seasonal and non-seasonal poems.
His modest pathway
has taken various avenues, he did some `bread and butter' jobs: factory
worker, service station attendant, artist, parks department worker,
jazz-photographer, volunteer in terminal care & expert in Creative
Problem-Solving (C.O.C.D, Antwerp).
He don't claims to
be a guru nor a teacher. The focus
of his haiku writing & singing bowls music is to strike
a balance between structure and expression, between new creativity and
amazement. He believes in the possibilities of haiku & music
to promote a peaceful understanding and respect between people
from all cultures.
He just edited
his first haiku book (English & Dutch): KOKORO.
Flanders - Belgium