autumn equinox
the truck driver clicks his tongue
at a passing dray

 

 

 

(1st Prize, The Martin Lucas Award, 2016)


7 Responses

  1. Lynne Rees Says:

    Really like this, Helen. The past, the present, a change of season, sound, movement – so much packed in.

  2. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Thanks so much, Lynne.

  3. Alan Summers Says:

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    autumn equinox
    the truck driver clicks his tongue
    at a passing dray

    (1st Prize, The Martin Lucas Award, 2016)

    —HELEN BUCKINGHAM

    A fun 575, and you know how much I enjoy writing them too. :-)

    I hope it was a Wadsworth Brewery dray! Only brewery that paid me to do guerrilla haiku in their pubs and drink their 6X, wonderful stuff, the beer that is, oh, and the haiku. :-)

    Interesting poetic devices in that middle line, excellent!

    .

    Here's a 575er back at you! :-)

    the moon is broken
    Battersea Power Station
    from a train window

    Alan Summers
    1st Prize, World Monuments Fund (New York City) 2012 Haiku Contest winner

    It's good to get a few award-winning 575ers out there!

  4. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Haikuist-in-residence at a brewery, eh? I'd take that gig. Cheers Alan….means a lot coming from the 5-7-5 King!

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    Your bio misses out your latest haiku collection from the Red Moon Press, so here's some blur, from you! :-)

    Sanguinella, haiku of Helen Buckingham

    “Fifty-eight years since the seed was planted, Sanguinella provides a scrump back through the often bloody orchard that constitutes my life until now, from the rural pickings gathered over recent years in the bonsai city of Wells, to the tangled branches of a childhood spent battling various forms of blight in a mulberry-stained corner of South London.”

    Great collection!

  6. Helen Buckingham Says:

    Cheers, Alan!

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