Selected Published Work

Wales Haiku Journal, Summer 2018:

Bronze age arrowhead
the forest grows
another antler

Asahi Hakuist Network, 29 June 2018:

rain puddle
a small bird startles
my reflection

Stardust Haiku #18:

river’s edge
spring winds
whisper a heron

Blithe Spirit 28(2):

cathedral gate
I step into the silence
of snow

outdoor theatre
his best lines stolen
by the moon

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 1.2:

birdsong
the weight of footsteps
on the forest path

The Mainichi, 23 May 2018:

ink flows
onto the empty page
spring moon

Otata 29, May 2018:

winter wind
all over the lawn
a single leaf

February moon
the unmistakeable
scent of fox

Ephemerae 1A, April 2018:

Palm Sunday
the slow procession
of daffodils

Stardust Haiku 16, April 2018:

spring breeze
the tree spirits
begin to wake

The Mamba, March 2018:

elephant skull
the looming shadow
of Kilimanjaro

Scryptic 1.4, March 2018:

daisy chain
two bodies coil around
an empty wine bottle

Asahi Hakuist Network 16 March 2018:

somewhere
below freezing
city streets

Blithe Spirit 28(1):

autumn leaves
we let go of our hands
at the same time

first snow
my fingers brush
A favourite poem

winter night
we each take turns
to be the moon

Stardust Haiku, February 2018:

weaving my life
into yours
willow branches

Asahi Hakuist Network, February 2 2018:

road trip
all of our memories
covered with snow

Stardust Haiku, January 2018:

first snow
the many colours
of white

Scryptic 1.3, December 2017:

autumn mist
for a fleeting moment
I become a ghost

hedgerow 122:

the last berries
hanging from a thorn tree
Advent Sunday

 

The British Haiku Society, Members’ Anthology 2017 ‘Ekphrasis’:

frost fair
her heart
melts the river

(inspired by Orlando by Virginia Woolf)

Blithe Spirit 27 (4):

mountain stream
the hillside tumbles
with gorse blossom

The Heron’s Nest, December 2017:

afternoon rain
my body curls around
your absence

 

Stardust Haiku, November 2017:

beach stone
my hands fill
with seawater

hedgerow #121:

silent prayer
from my folded hands
a paper crane

Under the Basho, 8 November 2017:

childhood village
I run through fields
no longer there

Asahi Haikuist Network, 3 November 2017:

autumn birch
in the rugged bark
my father’s face

brass bell, November 2017:

a kiss from my daughter the taste of raspberries

Otata, November 2017

autumn sky
once more I long
to speak crow

Stardust Haiku, October 2017:

apple blossom
the first kiss
of summer

Chrysanthemum #22:

deep in the forest                       tief im Wald
where we kissed                        wo wir uns küßten
wild strawberries                      wilde Erdbeeren

cattails October 2017:

somewhere
on the radio
summer afternoon

hedgerow #120:

flower seller
she turns to face
the sun

brass bell, October 2017:

morning snow
she places her footprints
in mine

 

Failed Haiku 2, 22:

photo album
all of the people
I used to be

balloon animal
I seek out the shape
of your voice

Stardust September 2017:

needlepoint
I pick the red
out of the sunset

Blithe Spirit September 27(3):

halfway to the sea
a seagull’s shadow
follows its cry

 

brass bell, September 2017:

riverside walk
my thoughts struggle
to break the surface

 

Stardust July 2017:

face-to-face
with my inner child
ring-tailed lemur

 

hedgerow #118:

all the things
I should have said
summer rain

Daily Haiga 22 June 2017:

cherry blossom
the distant sound
of shakuhachi

Blithe Spirit 27(2):

just out of reach
the silence
of church bells

Stardust May 2017:

between the rain
tree branches drip
with birdsong

hedgerow #110 (Spring print edition):

my own legs
suddenly unsteady
lambing season

Asahi Hakuist Network May 5:

cherry blossom —
my daughter unties
her hair ribbon

Stardust Haiku April 2017:

circling buzzard
nothing remains
to speak of

cattails April 2017:

laying her head
on the fresh snow
January moon

 

Asahi Hakuist Network 17 February 2017:

snow melt through the rushing traffic a woodpigeon

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