Tag Archives: haiku

Owl, Pussycat and Piggy

Owl and Pussycat

Pussycat’s wet paws

reveal a leak on return

from land of Bong tree


Owl hoots in panic

as water engulfs guitar

and honey jar.


Pea green boat sinking

Owl and Pussycat swimming

towing the guitar


Ahoy! Cries Piggy

from his fast catamaran

I brought you a line


So glad of rescue

they scramble aboard to dine

on pilchards in wine.


Apologies to Edward Lear and the traditional haiku

For Tony Maude’s prompt at dVerse to write a nonsense poem.




Lotus flowering

fragrance on the summer breeze

blossom in my heart


For Carpe Diem a distillation of this poem by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)


On the day when the lotus bloomed, alas, my mind was straying, and I knew it not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded.

Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my dream and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind.

That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing and it seemed to me that is was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion.

I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine, and that this perfect sweetness had blossomed in the depth of my own heart.

Image sourced from Google artist unknown

Heat Shimmer


In shimmering haze

a mirage crosses the road

on melting tarmac


In the 40C heat of summer heat haze is often seen on the road here in Spain.  Reflected by the sun the humidity can create strange moving images.

Imaged sourced from Google artist unknown.

Posted for Carpe Diem.

Lingering Cold

Window 002.

Slight chill  of morning

silences the blackbird’s song

courtship in waiting


For Carpe Diem Lingering Cold

Photo by Christine Margaret aka Tigerbrite, the view from my window taken some weeks ago, the Jacaranda has now started to sprout and the dead looking bush on the right has leaves and a few buds of mock orange flowers.


Grandmother’s Clock

clock 003.

Mantel Clock tick tocks

chiming as it counts the hours

by the warm coal fire


by the warm coal fire

I watch pictures in the flames

coloured red and black


coloured red and black

coal and coke covered with slack

childhood time gone by


childhood time gone by

remembering endless hours

mark time by the clock


Mark time by the clock

lifetimes measured in minutes

where did the years go?


Mary asks us to write about treasured things.  This is the clock that sat on the mantelpiece (a shelf above the fire) in my Grandmother’s house.