Category Archives: artwork and poetry

Published on English-speaking Union of Japan haiku programme

Thanks to my online friend Marta Majorka ChociĹ‚owska for alerting me of the publication of this poem in the August list along with our mutual haiku friend, Marina Bellinin! 🙂 I thought I would try adding the haiku to one … Continue reading

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Inspired by Japanese prints

In autumn 2019, poets from around the world responded to a call for haiku based on Japanese prints in the collection at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Over 800 submissions were received from poets in thirty countries. You can view … Continue reading

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Latest haiga…

  I have added this haiku to my latest painting ‘Dreaming of Donegal’  … in memory of an old friend.    

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More than just music at the Fiddler’s Green festival

UPDATE!

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When wildflowers aren’t wildflowers …

, Well done to Paul T. Corrigan, whose poem I selected as winner of Rattle Poetry “Artist’s Choice Award” in their recent Ekphrastic Challenge. A detail from a cottage scene in the Mourne Mountains here in Northern Ireland was the … Continue reading

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Greetings from the east coast! A couple of haiga from these parts…

For those unfamiliar with this term, a haiga is a combination of short form poetry such as haiku or tanka and artwork. Welcome to those of you who are visiting this blog via Rattle Poetry. I look forward to reading your … Continue reading

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Tanka, ekphrastic poetry and chalk pastels contribute to Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement

I was so proud of Class 9 Donard, Abbey Grammar School, Newry when they were recently presented with the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement 2017 for their poetry. The work resulted from a series of workshops delivered through Community Arts Partnership … Continue reading

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Of ‘hyggekrog’ dreams…

Angela Topping’s highly enjoyable hygge series focusses on the many aspects of this Danish word that loosely describes how simple pleasures in life can make us feel good. The writer explained in one post that the associated noun hyggekrog defines a place that embodies cosiness. She said it … Continue reading

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The role of ‘fusoku-furi’ in the art of photo haiku

I learned over the Christmas holidays, 2016 that the photo haiku (shahai) below would be featured on Japan’s NHK World’s award-winning programme Haiku Masters. Haiku master and judge Michio Nakahara said, “The three line haiku does not mention the bee or … Continue reading

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Celtic Heartbeat – a video for International Haiku Poetry Day 2015

Today, 17th April 2015, is International Haiku Poetry Day. To celebrate, The Haiku Foundation has organised a range of events with contributions from poets from all over the world. As well as face-to-face poetry gatherings in locations across the US, Hungary, Croatia and New Zealand, these include an … Continue reading

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