Marion Clarke

Born 1965 in Northern Ireland
Living in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland (UK)
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Marion Clarke


canal bank …

each cherry tree touching

its neighbour

Sakura Award winner in 2012 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Competition
International Category




storm on the lough

streetlamps on Seaview

lit by sunrise

Highly commended in Irish Haiku Society 2011 international Haiku Competition.
Published in ‘Bamboo Dreams’, the first national anthology of haiku poetry from Ireland





skinny dipping –

one small step to land

on the moon


Winner of Every Day Poets ‘Great Big Little Poems Competition’ 2012



turf in the air

the old man

returns home


inspired by Seamus Heaney’s ‘Digging’

Seamus Heaney – In Memorium, September 2013
Butterfly Dreams, NeverEnding Story, September 2013



midday heat still ticking abandoned bicycle


tinywords 13.2 September 2013




disused road roots resurfacing




tinywords 13.2 September 2013



holiday break up

her cheeks bruised

by the breeze



Burning Bush 2 literary journal, Issue 5 Summer 2013



riptide unable to help myself ...





tinywords 13:1 March 2013



turning tide...

a barnacle waits

on a limpet



Heron's Nest, March 2012



grandma's kitchen . . .

a star-covered teacup

for the gypsy lady



Frogpond, Autumn 2012





another winter . . .

my father’s garden seat

still creaking 



A Hundred Gourds 1:3 June 2012



early dusk . . .

my children’s footsteps

fill the stillness



A Hundred Gourds 1:2 March 2012 



Donegal summer—

sleet ticks off the window pane

then slaps it



A Hundred Gourds 1:1 December 2011



low winter sun

warming up a row

of chimney pots



Notes from the Gean 3:4 


coffee and Danish –

the Mournes dusted

with snow



Irish literary journal, The Linnet’s Wings, Summer 2012