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Distant Variations


Distant Variations

Far away and long ago. Sometimes unwittingly a theme develops ...

 distant hills 
across the vale
skylark sing
 distant hills 
across the lane
children play
 distant bells  
a red kite rises
into sunlight
 wheeling gull 
behind the plough ...
distant thunder

The latter two haiku were first published in the Spring and Summer 2020, issues of the Wales Haiku Journal edited by the award-winning haiku poet, Paul Chambers, and published in partnership with the Wales Arts Review.

Artist Credit

The featured image is from an original watercolour of Cranborne Chase by Philip L Eden, member of the British Watercolour Society (1924)

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August 15, 2020 12:03 pm

Indeed Clive! When an idea comes into my head, I have to ‘run’ with it, otherwise the flow of creativity ends up at the buffer stop, at the end of the line. And how often that original thought turns into something quite different.

Andrea Stephenson
August 15, 2020 5:46 pm

Sometimes we don’t see the themes in our work until later, or until someone points them out!

Jimmy John
August 18, 2020 2:55 pm

Paintings with life . Well done

Cynthia Reyes
August 25, 2020 8:54 pm

have you always loved and written haiku?