—Richard St. Clair
Issue 17.2 | 8 January 2018
circles the pond
I can hear the very faint sound
I wish it were warm enough here to get mine out
Some of us seek silence or stillness and some of us shun it.
—RICHARD ST. CLAIR
Very painterly, just like Peter Doig's famous artwork, and that edge of tension between peace and quiet and calamity.
Just as there's tension in a water surface so there is in life elsewhere.
our clouds of breath
the river bank reveals
its water vole
From the haibun Strange Bed
Blithe Spirit (Journal of the British Haiku Society)
Vol. 27 no. 1 (February 2017)
breaking the water surface
its shut eye
First Publication credit:
Haiku Spirit #16 Eire, (1999)
Anthology: The New Haiku (Snapshot Press 2002)
Collection: Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)
I feel and hear the water, air in the trees. Beautiful poem truly immersive.
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