Summer

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.

 

 

flamenco dancer

yanks tissues from her cleavage

sweating cobs                                               by Miriam Sulhunt

 

enough pruning

through a gap in the hedge

neighbours waving                                       by Miriam Sulhunt

 

summer breeze

only his feathers ruffled

heron fishing                                                  by Miriam Sulhunt

 

glistening

like a silver necklace

slug tracks on the mat                                 by Miriam Sulhunt

 

newly grown leaves

border my kitchen window

cucumber plants                                               by Miriam Sulhunt

 

a well trodden path

under the cherry trees

now in leaf                                                        by Miriam Sulhunt

 

pausing

on a hot pebbly beach

bright orange rock                                            by Miriam Sulhunt

 

hush

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

 

last in the pool

once more round

insects in the water                                          by Elaine Charwat

 

fitful rain

pen resting on paper

black ink spill                                                    by Elaine Charwat

 

shearing a sheep

feeling refreshed

the future beckons                                           by Mayu Hamazaki

 

following you

through the elm copse

cherry stained lips                                           by John Wall

 

summer morning

beneath the hawk

barley waves                                                   by John Wall

 

the longest day

after the storm

birdsong                                                           by John Wall

 

midday

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

 

returning

to the empty hills

the cool breeze                                               by Patrick Dunne

 

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

 

sweat down my cleavage

the pedicurist breaks out

the big cheese grater                                  by Becky Dwyer

 

jealous

of the sunflowers

the bus stop                                                   by Becky Dwyer

 

a new job

snail eaten dahlia’s

second bloom                                                 by Becky Dwyer

 

home from work

starling fledglings

still begging to be fed                                    by Becky Dwyer

 

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

 

sunburst

broom pods release

showers of seeds                                       by Gillian Dawson

 

moon river meandering snail                by Gillian Dawson

 

nettle patch

somewhere a Corncrake

grates the moon                                         by Chris Jupp

 

no air con –

stylus in the groove

Kind of Blue                                                by Chris Jupp

 

your operation over

on a summer night

thunder in the distance                           by Catherine Urquhart

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