Thursday, 29 September 2016

fiftieth . . .
the poplars protect me
from slanted rain

Thursday, 22 September 2016

first evening chill
we try our basic eight 
at the bus stop

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

equinox
the whirr of swans' wings
high over town

Monday, 19 September 2016

affixed where
it's barely visible:
the missing poster

Sunday, 18 September 2016

house martins jink
between seafront hotels . . .
mint choc chip

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Indian summer . . .
a topless decorator points
with his brush

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

climbing the walls 
of a disused youth club: 
flowering hops

Monday, 12 September 2016

in and out of 
the ivy-curtained eaves:
morning sparrows

Sunday, 11 September 2016

hillside horses:
the piebald listens 
to neighing downwind

Saturday, 10 September 2016

over the Krishnas' bassline:
the screech
of keys being cut

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

KYSO Flash

My adjudication of the KYSO Flash haibun and tanka prose competition and commentaries on the six winning pieces have been published. Many thanks to Clare MacQueen for inviting me to adjudicate.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

late-summer run:
the climb through the ferns
trailblazed by slugs