Friday, 27 November 2009

not a moment too long -
autumn moon

Thursday, 19 November 2009

after your death
I experienced for the first time
as a poet
the inadequacy
of words

Modern English Tanka V3 No2 Winter 2008

Monday, 16 November 2009

Simply Haiku Winter 2009

The latest edition of Simply Haiku (a major online venue for Japanese style poetry)is now up and running.
By clicking on the link above you can view four of my tanka poems & a nijuin renku that Frank Williams and I wrote together earlier this year.

Besides this there are many other top quality works by some of the fields leading poets. Well worth a visit and the archives are a treasure trove just waiting to be found.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

a sliver of moon
in the clear night sky
but not
the faintest notion
you were leaving

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine (online November 2009)

Monday, 9 November 2009

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine is a great online venue for short form Japanese Poetry and is well worth a visit. The vision at LPP E-Zine is to showcase some of the best contemporary short form poetry in a venue that is easy to access and open to all.

Don't take my word for it, take a look for yourselves and perhaps lend a little support to this exciting venture by submitting a poem or two from time to time.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

out of the blue
a few moments
of pure pleasure
the two of us
our give away smiles

Modern English Tanka V3 No1 Autumn 2008

Saturday, 7 November 2009

along the road
so many moon-filled nights
and stars to share

For Devika, Kristin & John

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

trust me
if you dare
for like the sea
I hold secrets
deep within

Modern English Tanka V2 N3 Spring 2008