20 July 2016

7 July 2016

"konichi wa"
the parrot's silent
blink

(Port Douglas, Queensland, August 2015)

11 June 2016

8 June 2016

6 June 2016

5 May 2016

28 April 2016

Blithe Spirit

After a great deal of consideration, I will not be standing for re-election in the role of Blithe Spirit editor for 2017/18 in the forthcoming British Haiku Society elections.

Three more issues of Blithe Spirit will be published with me at the helm, starting next month. My final issue will be Volume 26, issue 4, due to go out in November 2016.

After a recent spell of bad health due to a chronic health condition, I'm in the mood to streamline a few areas of my life. The editorship of Blithe Spirit is one thing I feel the need to jettison.

There may be a chance that I'll stand for election as editor again in the future, but for now it's time to hand the reins to someone else. I want to look upon the eight issues I will produce with fondness and pride; I don't want to look at 16 issues and think they were a nightmare.

If any British Haiku Society members are interested in standing for this interesting and rewarding role, please contact me at my editorial email: bs dot editor at hotmail dot com for further advice and information. I will give all the help I can to any potential successor.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the other members of the BHS committee past and present for their help and support and to the brilliant cover artist Andy Brown whose covers rank among the best the journal has ever had.

Cheers
Dave

1 January 2016

28 December 2015

17 December 2015

photo archive
the ice skaters' grins
frozen in time


... upon seeing a picture of Torville and Dean skating on home "turf" in our record office

12 October 2015

10 October 2015

8 October 2015

7 October 2015

2 October 2015

"konichi wa"
the parrot's blank stare -
only fluent in English

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