28 May 2009

23 May 2009

22 May 2009

20 May 2009

his dates end
where my daughter's begin.
for a split second
she rests
on the bench

16 May 2009

the lanes
heavy with chervil -
spring thunder

If you don't already - I recommend signing up to Twitter and following Matt Morden. He is about to start a John O'Groats to Lands End cycle trip and will no doubt be haikuing his way down the country.

If you want to follow me, I am at http://twitter.com/daveserjeant though I rarely post haiku - just general life observations, with hopefully a little wabi sabi thrown in.

14 May 2009

winter gloom -
outside the stadium
a lone drunk salutes

...............[Bramhall Lane, Sheffield - Dec 2006]

Previously published at: 3Lights Gallery and Football Poets

Congratulations to Sheffield United who have made it to the Division One play-off finals.

12 May 2009

break in the clouds
leaving my gardening shoes
a black beetle

published Blithe Spirit 17:1

Note: starting to get the garden sorted now the weather has turned and the builders have left.

8 May 2009

no rain ...
no storm ...
the cloud's silence
as it passes over

Note: I have just joined the Cloud Appreciation Society

5 May 2009

writing up field notes -
in my pocket still
the perfect skimmer

Published Blithe Spirit 18:4

explainatory note: This originates from way back when I was a geology student.

1 May 2009

laundry pile
in the pockets of her school dress

MS Awareness week draws to a close today.

I would like to thank people who have left such kind comments about Limboland. I had a few doubts about whether I should make something so personal public, but poetry is about sharing, and haiku, by it's very nature, is poetry of personal observation and experience. I am currently humming and hah-ing over whether I should bat it round a few journal editors, but I don't know...

Believe it or not, there is a lighter side to having MS as my recent attendance at my local MS Society branch meeting demonstrated. So while Limboland can be quite sombre - reflecting my diagnosis year - I may put together a sequence of MS senryu at some point.

Anyway, thanks again for the comments - they were very much appeciated. I was quite taken aback!

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