John Hawkhead Reads A Selection Of His Haiku


drifting mist
the swinging lantern
slowly disappears

Haiku Presence issue 34

staring into flames
     an old man and his old wife
their dancing shadows

Snapshots Magazine issue 3 (also Daily Haiga website)

pulling the bowstring
     against held breath
            wind in the yews

Snapshots Magazine issue 12

mist on far hills
her eyes in shadow
reflect the distance

Bare Bones magazine issue 8

skimming the surface
of a mirror flat sea
the full moon

Paper Wasp

cattle reflected
in the river’s meander
summer clouds

Acorn (2011)

after the service
we gather at the wake
raising spirits

A Hundred Gourds (Dec 2011)

late autumn haze
     a constellation of gnats
                        skywriting ampersands

Frogpond (Autumn 2011)

not a bird for days
yet somehow the seed feeder
completely empty

Bottle Rockets (Aug 2012)

summer thunderstorm
filling air with tension
she crosses her thighs

Chrysanthemum (Aug 2012)

fortieth birthday
     fastening my old belt
at a new hole

Haiku Presence issues 13 & 25 & Haiku Spirit

winter funeral
          we stand unbelieving
                  the cloudless sky

Haiku Ireland newsletter

snowflakes falling
on the child’s upturned face
the stillness of stars

Winner: Haiku Now! contest 2013 (traditional category) (the Haiku Foundation)