Thursday, 23 March 2017

the fool’s gold



the fool’s gold
in afternoon sunlight
late November

first published in Modern Haiku, January 2017



end of September
I wish I could dance
like Zorba the Greek

first published in Bottle Rockets, February 2017



as if nothing
an empty seashore
had happened

first published in Bones, March 2017


Thursday, 2 March 2017

all those dead



all those dead
not knowing they’re dead
spring flowers

first published in Wild Plum, March 2017



grey lichens
on a stunted birch tree
chill of midday

first published in Wild Plum, March 2017



frosty fields
dreams that travel
on a morning train

first published in The Heron’s Nest, March 2017



Thursday, 9 February 2017

autumn wind



autumn wind
the old hound
runs in sleep

first published in The World Haiku Review, January 2017



lost love
falling snow makes the night
lighter

first published in The World Haiku Review, January 2017



the harsh touch
of stiffened laundry
winter twilight

first published in The World Haiku Review, January 2017


Friday, 20 January 2017

the dark radiance



the dark radiance
of sunflowers in the field
fullness of the moon

first published in Cattails, September 2016



autumn walk
the wind changes
our hairstyles

first published in Cattails, September 2016



rain falling on us falling dusk

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016


Thursday, 5 January 2017

as blind



as blind as the mirror reflections

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



a queue of the dead waiting for nothing

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



waves still setting off on a maiden voyage

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016


Thursday, 15 December 2016

leaves falling



leaves falling
behind our backs
golden sunshine

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



a dull pain
in the old scar
spring buds bursting

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



a cloud passing through the moon passing through a cloud

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



Thursday, 1 December 2016

summer vespers



summer vespers —
a stranded sparrow
hits the skylight

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



full moon
our supper
half eaten

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016



a lamppost
in the middle of the pavement
parting lovers

first published in Under the Basho, November 2016