The president of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy, set aside politics to launch his first anthology of Japanese-style poetry on Thursday, April 15.
"A poet remains best away from politics, at least in political action," the grey and bespectacled former Belgian prime minister said of his poet-politician double life.
"In that sense I am a politician. A haiku poet rather than a haiku poet-politician."
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