Category Archives: Photos

Of giants and dwarves…

UPDATE! My haibun, ‘Finding Narnia’ inspired by this grove of twelve redwoods in Kilbroney Forest Park, Rostrevor, is featured in the January edition of Contemporary Haibun Online. Original Post… HAIKU MASTERS in Kyoto Broadcast live on NHK World, Japan, December … 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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Muse India – Triveni feature

“In Hindu tradition, Triveni refers to the confluence of three major rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati, at a place called Prayag. But here at Muse India, it signifies the coming together of Japan, India, and the rest … Continue reading

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Something to warm you up!

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Percussion platinum pond surface drum-skin taut a water boatman beats his silent tatoo   This poem was inspired by childhood Saturdays when we used to collect frogspawn at Campbell’s Pond in Warrenpoint. I used to love watching the different bugs … Continue reading

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Best of Bulgaria

Eastern Europe is not the first destination I would have thought of when planning a summer holiday, but I’m really pleased we took up the offer of an apartment by the Black Sea for fifteen days in July. My husband and our two children … Continue reading

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‘Carlingford Lough’ – published on Every Day Poets today

One of my favourite sights in the whole world is the dawning of a new day over Carlingford Lough. Now I may be a slightly biased here, since it was the view from my bedroom window throughout childhood; however, I defy … Continue reading

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Marilyn, The Crow, Hannibal, The Joker et al

“Boys and girls of every age Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see This, our town of Halloween This is Halloween, this is Halloween Pumpkins scream in the dead of night” (From lyrics … Continue reading

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Spider Plant – a weird photo I took earlier

I was trying to capture the dewdrops on a lupin leaf as inspiration for a haiku, but it looks more like a green tarantula! If you click on the pic it’s scarier! tarantula – dewdrops trapped in lupin leaf hair

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