spice in the air

unknown languages

hot red floor                                                     by Elsie Wall (aged 10 )


The above haiku by Elsie Wall won second prize in the children’s category of the Mainichi International Haiku Competition 2016.




on a hot pebbly beach

bright orange rock                                            by Miriam Sulhunt



maestro raises his baton

glorious release                                                  by Miriam Sulhunt


colours in the sky

sound waves reverberate

Red Arrows                                                          by Miriam Sulhunt


an idea

hanging on a trapeze

circus spider                                                       by Miriam Sulhunt


shearing a sheep

feeling refreshed

the future beckons                                           by Mayu Hamazaki



bedded in deep grass

peach flesh                                                       by John Wall


above the haar

the sun lion blazes

trembling blossom                                        by John Wall


weaving through

the departing suitcases

homeward                                                       by John Wall


just now

on every tree

green                                                                by Patrick Dunne


sudden blooms

and mackerel shoals

festival season                                              by Patrick Dunne


summer rain

streaming down her face

hay fever                                                        by Patrick Dunne


setting sun

how long

since the bin man’s been                             by Becky Dwyer


a perfect web

while at yoga

the wing mirror spider

repaired its web                                         by Becky Dwyer


your operation over

on a summer night

thunder in the distance                            by Catherine Urquhart