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“Desk-ku” and the 10th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo Haiku Contest

almost noon . . . we ask the rickshaw manto wait for the drums This photograph taken by Kit Nagamura is of rickshaws parked at the Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama. It was one of several used to inspire haiku writers … Continue reading

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A brand new year…

Woke up to find my sister Edel had posted this photograph on our family WhatsApp group to welcome the New Year. She had captured the first sunrise from the shore of Carlingford Lough, in our hometown of Warrenpoint. Living round … Continue reading

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Let’s hope it’s a good one…

…despite everything. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful time over Christmas and the New Year.

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One day in 1983…

This haibun I wrote in recent months appeared in the November issue of the online journal ‘Failed Haiku’. I don’t often write about life during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, but this particular day came to mind when I was … Continue reading

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Familiar face

Below is a haiga, in this case a combination of a senryu and photograph, in response to a writing prompt on Creative Writing Ink

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A Virtual Interview with Jan Benson and Agnes Eva Savich

Originally posted on Agnes Eva Savich's Blog:
Source: A Virtual Interview with Jan Benson and Agnes Eva Savich

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Hygge Feature #17 Coming in from the cold and dark

Originally posted on Angela Topping:
Being outdoors in the cold and coming home makes hygge more intense. A bowl of soup, a warm fire and the tingle of warmth returning to frozen hands and feet – it’s almost worth going…

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First publication of the year on tinywords

  This is a monostich (one line haiku) that is very close to my heart. It refers to my youngest sister Niamh’s two-year battle with cancer, which she lost in September. Even though it is just seven words long, the … Continue reading

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The Swansong of Leatherhead KT22, poem by Marion Clarke (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series)

Originally posted on Silver Birch Press:
The Swansong of Leatherhead KT22 by Marion Clarke As if by magic, next door’s ginger cat appears, muzzles its way along the newly washed panes. “Bye, bye, puthy tat!” my toddler exclaims, flattening his…

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Visiting Sheelin, poem by Marion Clarke (MY MANE MEMORIES Poetry & Prose Series)

Visiting Sheelin Marion Clarke “Let me brush your hair,” you say, “how’d you get it in such a state?” And you scramble up onto those sharp, little knees on that huge, unyielding hospital bed. My friend and I, both college … Continue reading

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