Sunday, 20 December 2015


morning mist 
mind & eyes follow
a falling leaf


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

from the train...
through thick fog a drift
of birds on the wing

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

mid-morning stillness...
bright dewdrops cling
to the washing line

Sunday, 18 October 2015

sunlit path—snaking
around dying leaves
miles of snail trails

Monday, 28 September 2015

i say stop
with eyes closed
just a crisp tick-tock

Thursday, 10 September 2015

twitchers' silence
a kingfisher’s blue ember
sparks right to left

Thursday, 27 August 2015

pictures on the wall
form collages

Monday, 24 August 2015

a silhouette dusk...
just chimney hopping 
a quartet of magpies 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

awaiting a bus...
at twilight the moon glides
behind a mackerel cloud

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Soprano

lunchtime recital...
the soprano’s gestures
turn into song

she hits a high note...
the hall a bubble
fit to burst

Saturday, 8 August 2015

twilight corner
a puff of wind suddenly
moves the paper bag 

Monday, 3 August 2015

heat wave—
green bottle flies spark
on... off the dog’s shit

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

£1 shop
another hunt
for that needle

Saturday, 18 July 2015

sticky evening
bumming a ride on this bus
a flying ant

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

for a short while
the town is gold

Thursday, 2 July 2015

heat wave
a journey filled with
car horns sounding

Monday, 22 June 2015

blue skies & white clouds
a crow glides into
a silhouette of trees

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

holiday monday...
baby clothes strewn
outside the charity shop

Saturday, 13 June 2015

      bridge over the Teme
      rippling shadows under
      its furthest arch

      riverside stroll
      ducks & quacks disappear
      under a canopy of trees

      jotting down my haiku
      a black fly lands
      on my moving pen

Sunday, 7 June 2015

my mind tranquil—
sambucus flowers
scent a warm breeze

Monday, 25 May 2015

stone statue
your beaming smile
of a thousand years

Sunday, 17 May 2015

mouthless statue
you’ve been struggling to speak
for a thousand years

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

      fine rain in wind
      from cut grass and flowers
               a nosegay of scents

Saturday, 2 May 2015

through the café window
      a cascade of bubbles

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

     church bathed in light—
     the mixed choir’s
     singular voice 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

      May blossoms...
      captured by nose
      and then by camera

Thursday, 16 April 2015

low evening sun
this other world
of shifting shadows

Monday, 13 April 2015

knick-knack cabinet
filled to bursting
with wordless haiku

Thursday, 2 April 2015

day after day
the same web and leaf
tucked in a corner

Friday, 27 March 2015

after eating...
gravy left on my plate
is buzzed by a black fly

Monday, 23 March 2015

evening blues...
behind chain-link fencing
daffodils nodding

Thursday, 12 March 2015

dull and drizzly
a child asks, “why
are the clouds crying”

Thursday, 19 February 2015

a quick swirl
and... the crows tumble
into their roost

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

navy-blue twilight
a slinking black cat
sticks close to the wall

Monday, 26 January 2015

intermittent gusts
a drink can clonks
against the brick wall

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

awake... asleep
this night’s never
ending journey