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Tag Archives: Haiku

Scottish haiku

From Alan Spence’s Glasgow Zen, versions of haiku by Issa: wid ye lookit the state ae it – me in ma new jaicket! fling doon crumbs the sparras start fightin … Continue reading

25 April, 2015 · Leave a comment

Haiku: British Museum astrolabe

On seeing the astrolabe of the muwaqqit (timekeeper) of the Ummayad mosque in Damascus (c. 1334 CE):   Spring morning, workbound In  the eastern galleries Time lies etched in bronze … Continue reading

21 March, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spring cat haiku

Cool Spring morning Sleeping cat twitches in bed – an ecstasy of hunting

5 June, 2009 · Leave a comment


Light started to creep into the sky at about 5.30 this morning. Spring is here and you can feel Summer just around the corner. does the red dawn delight you … Continue reading

9 April, 2008 · Leave a comment