Corine TimmerCorine Timmer

Corine Timmer (a Dutch national) was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1967. Her father’s job took the family to various places around the world. Wherever they went nature was a constant comfort and inspiration to Corine. She studied Business and Interior Design and was active in the design world until an encounter on a dusty road in southwest Spain in 2014 between Corine, a baby boar, and an abandoned hunting dog inspired her to write and self-publish a children’s storybook. Along her journey she stumbled upon haiku online and has been hooked ever since. She currently resides in the countryside in the south of Portugal and writes full time.


 

 

childhood trail . . .
whispering in the trees
the voices of old friends

Blithe Spirit, Volume 28, Number 2, May 2018


snowy Sunday . . .
lingering in the house
music and muffins

Blithe Spirit, Volume 28, Number 2, May 2018

 

snow drift
familiar things
in a new light

Frogpond  41.2, Spring 2018

 

spring breeze
through the outhouse window
a whiff of wild strawberries

Haiku Windows: Outhouse Window, The Haiku Foundation, April 11, 2018

 

 

distant thunder . . .
the elephant cow
keeps her calf nearer

The Mamba, Issue 5, March 2018

 

stampede –
the cheetah
barely touches the ground

The Mamba, Issue 5, March 2018

 

harmattan deepens
the well water
a darker shade of brown

Harmattan Series,  Africa Haiku Network, 2017

 

village dance
he holds his own wife
a little tighter

 

dorpsfeest . . .
bij danst steeds inniger
met zijn eigen vrouw

-Dutch trans. by Corine Timmer
(after the painting “El Baile”, 1950-55 by Eduardo Vicente)
Ekphrasis, The British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology 2017.

 

frogspawn
between the reeds
a little girl again


Kikkerdril
tussen het riet
weer even dat kleine meisje

-Dutch trans. by Corine Timmer

Blithe Spirit, Volume 27, Number 4, November 2017

 

a mantle of snow
on the garden gazebo . . .
he reaches for my hand

Blithe Spirit, Volume 27, Number 4, November 2017

 

care home . . .
all the journeys
I will never make

Nominated, Haiku Masters, Haiku This Photo, September 2017

 

fern frost –
from the simmering stew
the scented steam

Runner-up, Haiku Masters, Original Photo Haiku, September 2017
https://youtu.be/wGZ3ni_JPLg

 

summer holiday . . .
walking the dogs
where they want to go

Honorable Mention, The Harold G. Henderson 2017 Haiku Awards. Frogpond 40.3, Autumn 2017


a snowy path . . .

candles lead to 
Buddha

Jumble Box, Press Here, September 2017

 

shallow pond . . .
blue heron
in deep focus

Jumble Box, Press Here, September 2017

 

is it just me?
the scent of
Aleppo soap

Jumble Box, Press Here, September 2017

 

old hardware store . . .
a waft of
grandma’s house

Blithe Spirit, Volume 27, Number 3, August 2017

 

on the memorial bench
a butterfly
opens its wings

Blithe Spirit, Volume 27, Number 3, August 2017