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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Haiku on Health

A haiku is formed when you write a three-line poem. It has 5, 7, and 5 syllables; and it focuses on nature. The most famous haiku writer of all time was the Japanese poet Bashō. Here, then, in the the style of Bashō is a haiku on health which makes an important health statement that I fully agree with.

Bird flies over sea.
Upon its face is a smile.

The moral of this poem is that a bird who has, through some inadvertence; or luck; or by chance, stumbled upon a capsule of DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) will feel a boost in mood due to the increase in acetylcholine, a brain transmitter.1
  1. Pfeiffer, Carl C., et al. Stimulant Effect of 2-Dimethylaminoethanol—Possible Precursor of Brain Acetylcholine. 1957. Science. September; Vol. 126. no. 3274, pp. 610-611. 10.1126/science.126.3274.610

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