Micro-poetry

Micro-poetry

As an observer and poet, I regularly share the small things I notice as small poems. Many of them follow the Japanese ‘haiku’ structure, which is typically seventeen syllables in three lines of five, seven, and five.

In 2018, my first compilation of haiku poetry was published on Amazon: Iris Takes a Dip.

In 2016, I published a Post-It Poem every day for a year.

Here are a few of my favourites. (The first haiku was published in the British Haiku Society 2016 anthology):

Sunset sun low
a friend plays
a rustling tune
space space reconfigures
a stone floor echoes and waits
walls hold their secrets
space rectangle of love
an old man fills his pipe, smiles
empty basket waits
Reflections glorious playback
mirroring lagoon like depths
strangers stand in awe
hosta hosta la vista
slugs in the receiving line
a banquet awaits
parasols a cool breeze rustles
shades dance to the tune of light
sand crystals glisten
surreal real mimics surreal
what might salvador still see
what is it you see?

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