Friday, 30 October 2015

flaming leaves
the children on the boat
elicit waves from everyone

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2015

Entries are open for the Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2015, formerly the Haiku Presence Award, to be judged by Matt Morden.

Monday, 26 October 2015

the rich palette
of homemade ratatouille...
hammering rain

Sunday, 25 October 2015

autumn yellows
I hasten my daughter
in my father's voice

Saturday, 24 October 2015

towpath run
a swan sprints upon
the broad river

Friday, 23 October 2015

bridging the river
with two quick undulations:
a long-tailed tit

Thursday, 22 October 2015

just at that moment
when twilight makes silhouettes:
the wing beats of swans

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

swiftly rising
from the low sun:
a calling duck
and the half moon

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

autumn sunshine
the traffic manoeuvres
round a dead fox

Monday, 19 October 2015

where my gaze falls
the tufted duck slowly
resurfaces

Friday, 16 October 2015

mini roundabout:
the stretch limo
still coming round it

Thursday, 15 October 2015

on plum skins:
the light preceding
a double rainbow

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

first light falls
across the clocktower
the outlines of crows

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

a whiff of toast
on the southerly breeze
someone's whistle

Sunday, 11 October 2015

two magpies rattle
within the monkey-puzzle:
she'll be back tonight

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Candlestick Press micropoetry competition

I'm very happy to have had a haiku commended in the above competition, on National Poetry Day. The haiku was this one from a few years ago:

courtyard light
the straggly lavender
sagging with bees

Monday, 5 October 2015

magpie morning
tobacco smoke becomes
October breeze

Saturday, 3 October 2015

hotstepping
across the giraffe paddock:
a pair of moorhens

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Indian summer
the chuckling of railwaymen
in pumpkin-coloured gear