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A Collection of Haiku by Gilles Fabre
Gilles Fabre was
born in France but resides now in
Ireland where he currently works in sports administration following
previous works as a teacher and free-lance translator. He has a Masters
of Translation (Philip Larkin Poems) from La Sorbonne University
Gilles Fabre started
writing haiku in the mid 1990’s when he took a
sabbatical break for a year to travel around the world and published
his first haiku in Australia during this trip and has been following
the Haiku Way since then.
He sees haiku as a way of
life as each haiku unveils something
most of us had not noticed or felt, points at a moment we failed or did
not bother to experience or simply reveals, under a different angle or
a new perspective, a truth we’ve known from the start and proves every
moment and experience we go through in our life is meaningful. and it
is also a delicate
shortcut to the
heart of Nature and our everyday life, a personal search and sometimes
a spiritual quest to live a fuller life in our fragile and transient
He is the editor of the
international bilingual haiku
sipirit site (English and French).
His haiku have been
published in English, French and Japanese in
various journals, including:
Haiku Spirit (Ireland);
Blithe Spirit (UK);
and the following
HAIKU Sans Frontières (Editions David, 1998. Canada);
The New Haiku
(Snapshot Press, 2002. UK);
Chevaucher la Lune
(Editions David, 2002.
Anthologie du Haïku en
France (Aléas Editeur, 2003.
World Haiku 2005 No. 1
(Edited by World Haiku Association,
Nishida-shoten inc. Publisher, 2004. Japan).
Because of A Seagull,
is his first
haiku collection and focuses mainly on Dublin and Ireland.