Category Archives: haiku

Twitter poems

A few poems, written whilst I was away over New Year. Most were posted first on Twitter (micropoetry is, for me, the best thing about Twitter) and thus written quickly, reflecting the medium. Curlews Curlews take flight Beyond the stone … Continue reading

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Haiku challenges

Every so often I’m going to enter Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge. When I do, I’ll put my efforts in this post, most recentĀ ones at the top. No. 74 Wolf & Cake ‘What big teeth you have.’ She gives Wolf a piece … Continue reading

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Variations on a theme

This evening, asĀ an exercise, I tried to write essentially the same poem in three different forms: One Unweave the rainbow Spread a bright skein of fancy Across a white page Two The page is white, The pen at hand: Let … Continue reading

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In the absence of any news or thoughts about novel writing, here are a few poems. Most were written quickly for twitter. Triolets A rising tide A fullblown moon In crimson dyed A rising tide Sense override To sleep too … Continue reading

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