Archive for the 'Haiku' Category

27.11.10

skin
is suddenly
miraculous

November ’10

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haiku 16.11.09

water behind
wheels
dancing

16th November ’09 – Chado

29/9/07

but tonight
the rain

September ’07

Haiku

her breath
over my voice
white birds

i and the rock
stillness
slowly worn away

July ’07 

Haiku

suds, dishes
dark window
i sing to my reflection

the pebbles
mirror to the sky

so crisp
my senses
took off without me

mosquito
clap

drinking from the sun
my tired bones
and a butterfly

carefully folded tissue
memento

mist moments
missed moments
between a kiss and this

the sum of all things
your touch

May ’07

Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping on the tinny music from next-door’s radio, I lie under the open window and read haiku as I wait for him.  The thought of his face slips into my mind and I fidget for a moment before being forced to sit up and look out by the gently urgent feeling he is approaching.

new house
waiting for you
to fill the space

January ’07

fishing

I adjust my hat, foiling the wind, and stare against the glint of the sun on the water.  I can’t see any fish – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any.  Seagulls call; my nose is filled with salt, air and bait.  Clouds gambol and rocket across the sheet of blue in slow motion.  My father handles the hooks, then hands me my baited line, swinging half-threateningly from the bright red reel.  I drop the line with a satisfying plunk, shattering the sun-pattern on the surface of the sea.  Hypnotised, I watch the sinker twiddle and twirl as it disappears into the deep green, dancing to the depths.  Dad begins to sing a loud and familiar sea shanty.  Eyes fixed on nothing in particular, I grin and hum along.  The world sparkles in tune.

long day
of dad, daughter and fish
salt and sun

February ’06


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