New Year's Eve Haiku

Facing the new year
you look at the old year
mourning it's passing. 

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Christmas Card Poem (2022)

Over the stillness
a silence greets our walk
alongside the snow
to your family,

the wind curiously absent
and no children
eager to build snowmen
or men walking their dogs,

a stillness greeting footsteps
that one sound
carrying us forward
binding us together in excitement,

that one continuous emotion
a love spreading us onward
across the snow
forwards never backwards


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Snow II (Haiku)

Freezing village pond
ducks dance on the frozen water
skating over death.




(Picture from Alamy)

#Winterhaiku #haiku #haikupoetry

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5 days until Christmas Haiku

5 days until Christmas Haiku


Emptying the food shelves

five days until Christmas falls

panic rises high.



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Nearly Christmas Haiku



almost from nowhere;

Christmas sinks upon you all

counting down from 7 to 1.



(Image borrowed from beautyflash)

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Black Sapote

is that chocolate?

Your wife is shocked that your fruit

is not chocolate.


(From a haiku poetry book 'Fruit Haiku' in development - likely to be finished in 2023 or 2024.  A Black Sapote is a species of persimmon. Common names include chocolate pudding fruit, black soapapple and zapote prieto. The tropical fruit tree is native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. The common name...

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Charity Anthology Submissions Wanted

On behalf of the wonderful Amanda Nicholson who is after a submissions on the following theme (UK Only)

"Several years ago, we published Words to Remember, an anthology which raised money for various cancer charities. In light of the cost-of-living crisis, we have decided to produce an anthology to raise money for charities in the UK who support people experiencing poverty (food banks, etc).


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6 X Blackpool haiku

Time for naps and snacks;

Two pasties from Greggs sunbath

Asleep by the sea 


Beyond our window

Is yet another window

Of the next hotel 


Too hot fish and chips

Were they from a volcano

Rather than a grill?


Sea close this morning 

No sunbathers out today

When it starts raining.


Soaked seats on the pier;

Stops us sitting toget...

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Haiku in Bloom 30

Finding happiness
love is expanded facing
The sun together.



#NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) Haiku in Bloom 30 and 30: (Now caught up and finally finished)
The full archive can be found at:

(Picture is of myself and my wife, Amanda Nicholson (also known as Amanda Steel)

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#NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) Haiku in Bloom 22:

barely in focus

the sun dazzles you walking

out of the forest.





The full archive can be found at:

#Haiku #Haikupoetry #Haikusequence #haikuada

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#NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) Haiku in Bloom 9:




Early Spring night

middle of forest is filled

with one swallows cry.



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Haiku in Bloom (#NaPoWriMo - National Poetry Writing Month Day 3)

Early morning breeze

pulls my scarf across the road

moving into spring.



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Haiku in Bloom (#NaPoWriMo - National Poetry Writing Month Day 1)

Looking down a hill,
the soft breeze blows daffodils
into our faces.
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Unusual Customer

A Fox runs across 

the road covered in rain

to a car showroom.


(Based on a facebook post by Matt Dalby)

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4 Science Fiction Nightmares at the edge of Madness



Talking with strangers

she only realised she was talking with strangers

when she saw her husband’s rocket

get shot down orbiting Mars




Nobody thought the terrorists on Venus

could get through their Robot Fleet

until ship after ship fell through the heavens

like apples from a decaying tree.




Gazing away from the rings of Saturn


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4 Memories at the edge of Darkness

Lost in the darkness
the dull on your campfire doesn’t pick up the bull
on the other side of the field
until it starts attacking your tent.

After the sun finally sinks
the apples on the trees carry an afterglow
almost like they are trying to give you
an extra chance to run away.


Filling your windowsill
the darkness covers your living room
as the light slips out of your ...

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4 Endings


Stepping over the fence
you both almost catch your legs
on thistles inbetween the bricks
unaware worse was yet to come.


Listening to the winds applause
you almost bow to them
almost like they were evading
the devil's staircase too


Burning the negatives
her recklnessness haunted him
all the way home
into the arms of strangers.


Visting each other graves

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Mini Poems

Three x Winter Haiku

Walking in darkness
your front door briefly lights up
in the heavy rain. 


Ripping out the trees
lighting hit the forest hard
flooding the river


Sleeping in winter
the trees hiberate alone
awaiting for Spring. 

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