Friday, 12 July 2019

an evening walk



an evening walk
like moths we mistake
lamps for the moon



sick in winter
the infinite white
of the ceiling

first published in Tinywords, July 2019



abandoned graveyard
I’ve come to see
the future


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

spring sunshine



spring sunshine
your hair the colour
of last year reeds



summer field walk
finding answers to which
there are no questions

first published in Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, spring/summer 2019



windless heat
the waving hair
of water grass


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

the certainty



the certainty
in the blackbird’s voice
dark before dawn

first published in The Heron’s Nest, June 2019



the needle floats
on the black record
pond at dusk



holding me tightly
on a winter’s night
a weighted blanket


Friday, 10 May 2019

spring morning



spring morning
life rings the doorbell
and runs away



opening
to the black woodpecker
a dying pine tree

first published in Cattails, April 2019



slaying a dragon
a child struggles
with a piece of cake

first published in Cattails, April 2019


Friday, 26 April 2019

early spring evening



early spring evening
the dead in the photographs
look me in the eye

first published in Chrysanthemum, spring 2019



still laughing we run
to hide from the rain
paper anniversary

first published in Chrysanthemum, spring 2019



summer breeze
the fine hairs on her skin
lifting gently

first published in Acorn, spring 2019


Friday, 5 April 2019

care home



care home
she deadheads
spent roses

The R.H. Blyth Award 2019, short-listed



last to leave
the garden of Eden
falling leaves

The R.H. Blyth Award 2019, haiku of merit



a lonely spruce tree
saved from extermination
the blue of the sky





Friday, 15 March 2019

telling the story



telling the story
of the autumn lake
a mute swan

first published in Presence, March 2019



a slender girl
with a green umbrella
weight of wet snow

first published in Presence, March 2019



which I dies today

first published in Bones, March 2019