Marion Clarke Reads A Selection Of Her Haiku


 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