Monday, 19 December 2011

summer breeze


summer breeze
whispering through
the ears of corn

first published in A Hundred Gourds, December 2011



crossing
the peaceful fields
high tension lines

first published in Notes From the Gean, December 2011



Saturday morning
party of dead beetles
in an empty bottle

first published in Notes From the Gean, December 2011

Monday, 5 December 2011

forester's lodge


forester’s lodge
the stuffed hawk watches
the cuckoo clock

previously unpublished



moving out
our old couch
remains

previously unpublished



candle in the temple
a moth’s self-
immolation

previously unpublished

Monday, 28 November 2011

more wrinkles


more wrinkles
she has been young
for so long

previously unpublished



journey
from time to time
and back

previously unpublished



brisk morning
steaming on the road
the horse turd

previously unpublished

Monday, 14 November 2011

health walk


health walk
treading on ants
on the way

previously unpublished



evening garden
gnats ruin my concept
of contemplation

previously unpublished



little snails
I too
must hurry

previously unpublished

Monday, 7 November 2011

seashells


seashells
the clean money
of my childhood

previously unpublished



first date
her eyes mirror
his reflections

previously unpublished



just a few beers
and I become
a piss artist

previously unpublished

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

plum blossoms


plum blossoms
company salaries
still frozen

first published in Modern Haiku, autumn 2011



summer afternoon
the salamander basking
in inattention

first published in Modern Haiku, autumn 2011



pouring hot water
on dry mint leaves
autumn rain

first published in Frogpond, autumn 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

the old dog


the old dog
a fly’s buzz
the snap of jaws

previously unpublished



more and more
self-contained
the next nut

previously unpublished



rain falling
on her grave
drenched to the bone

previously unpublished

Monday, 10 October 2011

shuttle train


shuttle train
empty bottles roll
back and forth

first published in Notes From the Gean, autumn 2011



half of you
half of me
the full moon

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, October 2011



autumn fog
filling the emptiness
with nothing

previously unpublished

Monday, 3 October 2011

deserted street


deserted street
the hot wind rolling
an empty can

first published in The Heron’s Nest, September 2011



starry night
not enough space
for my dreams

first published in HaikuPix Review, summer 2011



end of summer
her lips
so cool

first published in HaikuPix Review, summer 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

science museum


science museum
the toilet cistern
out of order
 
previously unpublished



child’s game
wanting to be back
to square one

previously unpublished



blowing to spread
dandelion seeds
my only son

previously unpublished

Monday, 12 September 2011

poor donkey


poor donkey
almost made
itself hoarse

previously unpublished


summer twilight
so passed another day
of my immortality

previously unpublished


class reunion
returning to the old
pecking order

previously unpublished

Monday, 5 September 2011

playing chess



playing chess
with a new neighbour
got mated

previously unpublished



fairground
the ant is pulling
my leg

previously unpublished



just a quick visit
to hear about
my shortcomings

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, April 2011

Monday, 29 August 2011

wasp's tail


wasp’s tail
in the ripe pear
summer’s end

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, September 2010



summer’s gone
smoke from the bonfire
floating low

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, September 2010



old barnyard
through a slit in the privy
harvest moon

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, October 2010

Monday, 8 August 2011

summer siesta


summer siesta
answering with a fart
to distant thunder

previously unpublished



hugged tenderly
on the boy’s T-shirt
suck my dick

previously unpublished



run over cat
the children check out
what’s inside

previously unpublished

Monday, 1 August 2011

coming down


coming down
the same path
rain and I

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, June 2011



even the poor
have money to burn
wedding fireworks

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, July 2011



fireworks display
the sparks in the bridesmaid’s eyes
on the wedding night

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, July 2011

Monday, 25 July 2011

summer night


summer night
cows ruminate
over the day

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, August 2010



between the heat wave
and the sea wave
her wavy hair

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, July 2010



midday piazza
mountain water flowing down
the naked statue

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, July 2011

Monday, 18 July 2011

spring day


spring day
announcement said
no flowers

first published in The Heron’s Nest, June 2011



in the middle
of the working day
watching a drone

         first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, May 2011



ambrosia
on a warm Sunday
Paradise Café

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, May 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

old poster


old poster
the girl smiles
torn apart

first published in HaikuPix Review, spring 2011



in the moonlight
the snail is leaving
a gleaming streak

first published in HaikuPix Review, spring 2011



sleeping bare
streak of moonlight
move on slowly!

first published in HaikuPix Review, spring 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

cardiogram


cardiogram
in better shape now
Valentine’s Day

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, February 2011



school cleaning
picking up a valentine
from the floor

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, February 2011



rented flat
in the children’s room
a doll’s house

first published in Asahi Haikuist Network, March 2011

Saturday, 2 July 2011

winter rain


winter rain
on a school window
a snowman

first published in Acorn, spring 2011



nobody’s
coming out tonight
tapping rain

first published in Notes From the Gean, spring 2011



cold weather
watching the small clouds
of her words

first published in Notes From the Gean, spring 2011