Roger WatsonRoger Watson

Born: 1955 in Aberdeen, UK
Living: Kingston-upon-Hull, UK
Roger Watson is a biologist, nurse and academic editor working at the University of Hull, UK. He was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in many parts of the UK and Ireland. He travels extensively in China and the Far East. He is married with eight children.
Haiku blog:


with the flow
urinal spider

Failed Haiku #36

power walkers
that attitude

 Failed Haiku #36

morning river
the sun rises
and swans grow heads

Failed Haiku  #36

hotel lobby
making an early start
smokers and runners

Failed Haiku  #36

peeing in the snow
not quite
my full name

Failed Haiku  #36

horse chestnut blossom
onesers and twosers

ephemerae 1.B, August 2018

rosary beads
smooth and polished
decades of my life

Poetry Pea   29 August 2018

funeral plans
even here
economies of scale

Four Hundred and Two Snails, 25th HSA Anthology 2018

church spider
behind the radiator

British Haiku Society Anthology 2018 p.21

free newspaper
fake news
comes cheap

Under the Basho 2018

at the crack
of broken twigs
the smell of sap

Under the Basho 2018

Uber driver
life story

Failed Haiku #35 (2018)

bench with three seats
the middle one
always empty

Failed Haiku #35 (2018)

keynote speaker
with no end
in sight

Failed Haiku #35 (2018)

coffee breath
the girl to my right
speaks to the one on my left

Failed Haiku #35 (2018)

cherry blossom shower
the pigeon
changing trees

The Mainichi 6 June 2018

between raindrops
gathering his thoughts
a bumble bee

The Mainichi 27 July 2018

family gathering
all eyes
on i-Pads

Presence 61, May 2018


May dew
on my mother’s hands

Wales Haiku Journal  Spring 2018


at the junction
only my mood changes
broken lights

Blithe Spirit  28.2, May 2018


airport fly
or departing?

Poetry Pea, 19 June 2018


watch hands
no fingers
pointing to time

Blithe Spirit 27.3, August 2017


rising river steam
cathedral bells chime
out of sych

Blithe Spirit 27.3, November 2017


the ploughman
his thoughts mingle
with the gulls

Blithe Spirit 28.1, February 2018


scrolling down
to my age group . . .
. . . the last

ephemerae 1, A, April 2018


the family fight
over fake money

ephemerae 1, A, April 2018


silent shredder
of all my thoughts

Commended, Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award April 2018