haiku : city birds

the eloquence in
a sparrow’s flight, much like the
butterfly, cuts quick.


daily haiku #7 : stars

[Today’s haikus (yes, two of them, I think I owe you one for yesterday) were composed at 5.45 a.m. on the balcony while I stared out waiting for the Sun to rise. I woke up at 5.30a.m. and couldn’t fall asleep again, so I wrote]


a blinking teardrop
set in princely black waits still
for sleep’s last rites

daily haiku #6: spider

[I started working on this yesterday and forgot to post it! Oops. Also, apologies to people with arachnophobia; I asked a friend for a random topic for my daily haiku and ‘spiders!’ was what they came up with…]


weave your wondrous web,
my sweet, and I’ll be yours to
hold forever more.

daily haiku #5 : daybreak

[As promised, second haiku. Yes, yes, I know, dawn and daybreak aren’t very different from each other, but daybreak sounded more pretentious and dramatic, so I’m going with that. Also, as far as I know, not all haikus (is that the plural?) have to have 17 syllables; they can be shorter, right?]


molten fingers
dissolve misty-eyed stars
in Neptune’s cradle.

daily haiku #4 : rose petals

[Apologies, I didn’t post yesterday. We had a guest and I was exhausted. I should be ashamed of myself. I shall post twice today (hopefully). Also, today’s been strangely busy for a Sunday. Spent most of it looking up how to teach English grammar (going to be teaching a friend)]

rose petals

red dots cross the street:
the scent of a broken soul,
petals from a rose.

daily haiku #3: winter Sun

[I was so busy today, I almost forgot about this. Part of it has been stuck in my head all day, but I hadn’t figured out what to do with it until now. Still not happy with it though. Maybe I’m just too tired for today.]

winter Sun

winter jigs, storms laugh
fierce; but who listens out for
a sunbeam’s footfall?