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
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
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.
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
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’
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