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Feathered Skies - an e-Chapbook of Haiku
I’m a birdwatcher and I blog about, well birds. More recently I’ve been writing haiku about birds.
swift s-c-r-e-a-m across the summer sky
It’s 2.30 in the morning and our dogs are barking. I grope for the back door, and let them out. Silence. Back to bed. Half an hour later more barking - out we go again. Shadows dance in the light of the flower moon. An owl hoots from the nearby woods. And a magpie curses. Back to bed. More barking. I give in and get up. Dawn breaks on the hill.
first light the pink of chaffinch in the cherry
It comprises 15 poems - 3 Monostitch, 8 Monoku and 4 modern 3-line Haiku.
You can read and download (PDF) the collection by following the link here: ‘Feathered Skies’. It looks great on a Kindle.
The featured print of Swift is by Leo Paul Robert (1851-1923). Typical of his work - the birds pictured against a stylised background of almost thundery clouds. You can almost hear them!
A short biography can be found here: Biography
Our dogs don’t usually bark at night - not without reason anyway. But I never did find out what set them off this time. Perhaps it was the faeries ...
moonlighting flower fairies in the night garden
- proletaria is a journal and e-chapbook publisher dedicated to the art of literary one-liners. Taking the form of the monostich, monoku/ one-line haiku or anecdotal statements. These single line or single sentence verses are inspired by politics, philosophy and the phenomena of all worldly and natural events happening around us.