Friday, July 28, 2006

Understanding Picasso

Eyes unfocussed after love,
I gaze at your face next to mine.
Your features distorted by closeness,

Falling asleep I dream of Picassos.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Urban haiku

Over on One Deep Breath, this weeks prompt is to write an urban haiku. This one has been writing itself all day:

dancing at goth club
make up and glamorous clothes
somewhere to belong

Sunday, July 16, 2006


You’re overdressed for recycling
in your long flowing skirt and stilettos,
smashing bottles from last night’s wild party

while in my sensible shoes I feed the paper bank
with ripped up shreds of poems
that could be about you

but thankfully aren’t.

previously published in Poetry Scotland.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Haiku - Journeys

The challenge on One Deep Breath this week is to write a haiku on Journeys. This is mine:

mist shrouded pathway
no signposts, no landmarks
- into the unknown