Sunday, 23 December 2012

each snowflake


each snowflake
is unique
Christmas Eve crowd

previously unpublished



emptying streets
unsold Christmas trees
adorned with snow

also published in Asahi Haikuist Network, January 2013



silent night
the rustle of snow
against the window

previously unpublished

Monday, 17 December 2012

distant city


distant city
the woodcutter’s smallness
under a beech tree

first published in A Hundred Gourds, December 2012



mum in hospital
I bring her the smell
of wind in my hair

first published in A Hundred Gourds, December 2012



string of cranes
the kite that broke loose
from my hand

first published in A Hundred Gourds, December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

fresh snow


fresh snow
the warmth surrounding
your bones

first published in The Heron’s Nest, December 2012
republished in The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2012



everyday walk
the air is full
of other places

first published in The Heron’s Nest, December 2012



winter sun
a dwarf with the face
of a tall man

previously unpublished

Monday, 3 December 2012

winter evening


winter evening
outside the pub
a girl without matches

previously unpublished



full moon
I empty
another glass

previously unpublished



a cube of ice
in a glass of gin
her bitter coolness

previously unpublished