Haiku with parsnips

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

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Running in the Rain

I started writing this way back in Bristol. I'd forgotten about it. But with my new, post ski-season return to running, I decided to put the fear of it being imperfect away and 'ship' it (as Seth Godin puts it). I don't write heaps of poetry, I'd like to do more. When I do write … Continue reading Running in the Rain

reboot – haiku

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.

Recommending ‘Troutswirl’ – Haiku

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

Random poem – ‘stonechipped’

    wind-whipped stone-chipped tight-lipped she sits deep in her own story  © Naomi Madelin 2013   Image courtesy of HartwigHKG on Flikr, reproduced with Creative Commons License.    Read some of my haiku and other poetry: haiku - blossom fall (Spring) poem - I am no-one's wife (also published as "When You Meet Me") … Continue reading Random poem – ‘stonechipped’

Haiku – robin

  empty balcony - a robin sings out her heart     The absolutely wonderful photograph of the robin singing is by Tony Sturn and downloaded from her flikr stream.  Tony generously allows use of her photographs under a Creative Commons License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/   The featured image (behind the heading) is by Mathilde Audiau, also on … Continue reading Haiku – robin