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EC Chief Pens Haiku during Talks.

BRE[pounds sterling]KSEL (CyHAN)- In the midst of talks over the Greek financial crisis European Council President Herman Van Rompuy turned to haiku.

"The night has fallen/The bare branches can be seen/Even more lonely," he tweeted bleakly on Monday, during a meeting of European finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a Greek bailout.

He called the haiku "Autumn end november."

The European Council president has long been known for his love of the Japanese style, comprised of three-line poems of five, seven and five syllables, respectively.

"I write haiku in the evening, just before sleeping, and I wake up with the poem of the day before," he told the BBC in 2010. "In my subconscious, lots of things are working."

The politician published a book of haikus in 2010, and many feature prominently on his website. (Cihan/Ria Novosti)

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