Tag: haibun

Spatial awareness

“In London, that great sea, whose ebb and flow At once is deaf and loud, and on the shore Vomits its wrecks, and still howls on for more. Yet in its depth what treasures!” – Shelley It’s the heartland without much heart. Drill, crane,… Continue Reading “Spatial awareness”

Comings and goings

The waves are in slow retreat, leaving almost straight and matted tide lines of marine deposits, carried from their distant depths. I pick through them, like remnants in a haberdashery store. At first, there’s nothing much of note until the eyes acclimatise to broken claws and shells with piercings, marbled stones that sparkle or those… Continue Reading “Comings and goings”


“Once I wanted the whole dawn not to let me sleep”… …Now I beg these longer nights for slumber. Lights out except for a candle, captive in a hanging lantern’s orb of spider glass. I watch it gutter and flutter, throwing shadows in ever expanding,… Continue Reading “Vigilants”