14 August 2009

That's it - I'm off to Croatia for a week and a bit. I hope my web of nerves will stand the temperature. My favourite seasons are autumn and spring which is probably why I write more summer haiku than for any of the other seasons. It's a reactionary thing, I guess.

Currently planning a chap-book, which may come to something, or it may not.

Here's a few of my summer haiku that have been published in the past:

oppressive heat
from the block of flats
a tuneless song

scent of car wax
resting on the bonnet
a ladybird

heat haze...
slumped with their ice creams
the firemen

fading tattoos
he hauls her wheelchair
from the beach

(oppressive heat, scent of car wax and heat haze were first published in Blithe Spirit, fading tattoos was first published in Presence)
(the first three inspired by London: Hackney, Stoke Newington and Hornsey respectively. The last one was written in Swanage, Dorset)

Before I go, excuse me while I plug my other blogs:

Dave's Magical Brain is my Multiple Sclerosis blog
phase - one is my general diary-style blog that I have only just started - it's early days, so be nice to it.
I also have a twitter presence, so I can be checked out there too - no haiku but general observations, remarks etc.

If I get web access while on holiday, no doubt I'll post something. In the meantime I am packing a notebook and pen.


John McDonald said...

have a great time

RBroeker said...

Enjoy yourself and find a lot of inspiration. Nice haiku-set anyway.

Best wishes

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