With thanks to the brilliant Michael Dylan Welch and the introduction to "Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends" for the inspiration. I first posted this senryu (like a haiku but a little more prosaic) on the previous iteration of Jumping Off Books over on Blogspot. * * * parents for lunch - Dad avoiding the … Continue reading Haiku with parsnips
First off - I know you're meant to blog regularly if you want to get any sort of traction. I was doing quite well, then hit a bit of a black spot. Now I have this rush of things I realise I should have been posting. Blogger fail! So I'm breaking all the rules and … Continue reading Haiku hiatus
long journey catching the last sun across the plain © Naomi Madelin 2016
new software - I sneak a sunbathe during the reboot © Naomi Madelin 2016 _________________________________ Lovely forest image thanks to Scott Wylie on Flickr. Original here. Used under Creative Commons Licensing.
back from foraging - the best blackberries in our garden © Naomi Madelin 2016 Thanks to Steve Lodefink on Flickr for the lovely photo of blackberries. Used here under Creative Commons licensing. If you like this poem, visit The Haiku Foundation's chapbook archive where you'll find an amazing library of short books of haiku … Continue reading Blackberries – haiku
mid spring the landscape half full her freckled nose - rapeseed coming into bloom © Naomi Madelin 2016
If you're a lover of haiku in any of its guises - traditional or modern, formal or informal, one line or three, or even more, I thoroughly recommend Troutswirl to you. It's the website of The Haiku Foundation About, and if you get on their email list a short, succinct digest appears daily in your … Continue reading Recommending ‘Troutswirl’ – Haiku