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

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.

Haiku with parsnips

parents for lunch -  Dad avoiding the parsnips among other things with thanks to the brilliant Michael Dylan Welch  and the introduction to  "Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends" © Naomi Madelin 2013

Haiku Tea II – Linked Verse

I've had a great few weeks getting involved with a Haiku group over on Google Plus.I watched and waited for a while, then thought "hey, I may as well plunge in and see what happens." Well, what happened was, I wrote some haiku!  It's been a while and this was a great way to get … Continue reading Haiku Tea II – Linked Verse


Back in January I wrote this post: http://jumpingoffbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/i-am-no-ones-wife.html When I saw an alumni of my University was looking for submissions for a poetry book, I sent in some of my haiku, and this:I am no one’s wife.  I am me. I am someone’s wife.  But that is not who I am. I am someone’s mother.  … Continue reading Published

On Haiku

I love writing haiku.  Moments exploded into a nutshell is how I see them.  Like the hint of the song of a rare bird, the tiniest taste of something exquisite that fires a million thoughts.  Sometimes a haiku appears just like that - fully formed and ready to go.  Other times haiku morph and merge … Continue reading On Haiku