Thursday, November 22, 2012

marble haiku

clouds ripple
the midnight sky
marble moon


smoking rubbish
gypsies gather
beneath tarpaulin

Autumn/Winter dental visits in Germany

I have the a view of a lovely garden from the dental chair and each visit, it changes.

Visit 1

dental visit
swirling leaves tumble
from the silver birch

Visit 2

dental visit
the silver birch

Visit 3

November day
on the garden table
a cloth of gold

German haiku

misty mornings
clouds envelop
the day

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Living on a Song

Walking into my kitchen
weighed down with shopping,
the radio was rocking out Supertramp,
sun streaming in
I dropped my bags
and sang along
feet tapping
hands in the air
as I recalled
when “Give a Little Bit”
was a new soundtrack,
it was my song
and I was just
a young thing.

I recalled a skinny blonde
facile and free,
rushing across Oliver Plunkett Street
on a warm summer’s evening,
in the door of the Teach Beag
laughter, music and craic
in the far corner,
the Cailíní gearing up
for a night on the town,
opportunity knocking
the future but a hum
living on a song.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

dentist (extractions/leaves)

dental work
Autumn leaves tumble
from the silver birch 

Mushroom haiku

amid fallen leaves
mushrooms embrace
foggy November

Monday, November 5, 2012

November dew haiku

frosty sunshine
on damp November days
dew drops glisten

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Autumn haiku

a gust
of falling leaves
November blaze

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November haiku

frosty morning
amid fallen apples
rime coated leaves

dark/light haiku

train emerges
from the tunnel
light so bright

tunnel haiku

squinting light
the train trundles
from a dark tunnel

October haiku

October dusk
street lamps glow
on Autumn leaves

Late Autumn haiku

rusty tracks
the rush of the train
through open country

October haiku

the train burrows
through darkness

October dusk haiku

October dusk
a strip of lights
dance the headland

cafe senyru

scrape of knive
on china plate
breakfast cafe

motorway haiku

October sun
on the motorway
gleam of cars

haiku silver sea

clouds parting
the silver shine
on the sea

Autumn haiku

Autumn sun
streaks the fields
a village glows