Friday, 27 June 2008

haiku

grey clouds -
the black-white flash
of gulls


previously published in Blithe Spirit, the journal of the British Haiku Society
I've got two haiku in the current issue of Blithe Spirit too, I'll post them in due course! I've also had a haiku accepted for publication in Wisteria.

12 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Nice, I love the sort of distilled quality of Haiku; say more with less....Do you count syllables? How does it work...

egretsnest said...

Lovely! The flash is especially nice -- I was expecting it to be lightning -- I was glad it was gulls! :)

this is my patch said...

Rather a lot of grey clouds today. A seagull swooped down in my garden this evening and carried off a whole cheese roll! x

lissa said...

nice perspective

Rabbits' Guy said...

Haiku is Yu!

Janice Thomson said...

Wonderful about Wisteria Juliet!
Another lovely haiku - love the use of the word 'flash' :)

polona said...

'flash' is a great choice here, it emphasizes the 'aha' moment.
congrats on the publications

Bill said...

Sharp, dynamic image

Ričardas said...

Well captured image. Are you sure it wasn't UFO?..

Crafty Green Poet said...

D Moll - thanks, I count syllables yes but I use the 5-7-5 model as an upper limit rather than a strict rule.

Glad you all like the flash!

Ricardas - definitely gulls, not a UFo but sometimes the birds do look very strange...

Jade said...

pure

Noah the Great said...

Lovely!