“I’m a witch”

girl on a bike singing

crow-black hair flying                                      by Miriam Sulhunt


gathering quince

inhaling sweet fragrance

empty jam jars                                                  by Miriam Sulhunt


old photo

catching me unawares

memories stir                                                        by Miriam Sulhunt


just enough blue sky

squinting at a skein of ducks

then clouds                                                              by Miriam Sulhunt


red moon tree

flames dancing through branches

bedazzled                                                                by Miriam Sulhunt


as usual

juiciest blackberries

just out of reach                                                    by Miriam Sulhunt



green tomatoes off the vine

making chutney                                                     by Miriam Sulhunt


laughing children

pumpkin lanterns lit, pass by                            by Miriam Sulhunt


leaves in autumn

patchwork of red and gold

unfolding                                                                 by Miriam Sulhunt


at sunrise

preparing the lunch-box

ripe persimmon                                                    by John Wall



in a floorboard creak

autumn wind                                                         by John Wall

Japanese translation of the above haiku:

想ひ出の床軋みけり秋の風 / omoide no yuka kishimikeri aki no kaze

(Japanese translation by Catherine Urquhart)


pale blue morning

nestled in the leaves

an apple rots                                                         by John Wall


my sister’s eulogy

usurped by a crow

bonfire smoke                                                       by John Wall


dark wet morning

from under the leaves

a frog leaps                                                            by John Wall


autumn mist

we never saw

the last swallow leave                                           by John Wall


Pentland Hills

pink in the evening sun

August yawns                                                        by John Wall


stiffening breeze

lifts a flier

the show is over                                                    by John Wall


from the crowd

one last hurrah

evening shivers                                                    by John Wall


autumn spider

not as afraid of me

as I am of you                                                       by Patrick Dunne


autumn walk

the river finds a hole

in my shoe                                                          by Patrick Dunne


even the city

looks beautiful tonight

moon viewing                                                      by Patrick Dunne


the rain falls

every which way

autumn wind                                                     by Becky Dwyer


early sunset

the grass still unmown

cat don’t care                                                       by Becky Dwyer


as suddenly as it started

the rain stopped

golden leaves                                                      by Becky Dwyer


old couple on the bench

one pair of gardening gloves

between them                                                    by Elaine Charwat


in a red coat


first autumn leaf                                               by Elaine Charwat


lightning flash

a face at the window

I fear for my sunflower                                   by Elaine Charwat


under plums

a hint of gin

in the rain                                                         by Chris Jupp


Rannoch Moor

in one lochan

moon craters                                                    by Chris Jupp


half-grey sky

the hoodie* alights

from its shadow                                               by Chris Jupp

(*Scots word for hooded crow)


the lights change

from amber to red

a falling leaf                                                   by Gillian Dawson


wet grass and bracken

pages of a story

I wander through                                         by James P Spence


autumn dusk

the head…the neck of a swan

disappears                                                       by Catherine Urquhart