poetry diary

I rhyme to see myself, to set the darkness echoing. (Seamus Heaney, from Personal Helicon)

Cragside Haiku V

Flattened nettle leaf
against wire fence, shadow-veined;
changed with each cloud pass. 

Looking at hills – three haiku

Wanting to speak truth
to the hillsides and forests
I feel overwhelmed. 

Thinking of people
like you being close to me
helps me feel hopeful. 

Time passes slowly
and almost nothing changes
while all is renewed. 


Three haiku to go together