Irish Haiku Society

Natalie Arkins, Co. Clare


frosty tips of grass

crows' tails

lifted to the sky


(First published in Shamrock No 10, 2009)


© Natalie Arkins, 2009


Tony Bailie, Co. Down



rain on the window

an unfurling snail plucked

from its thrush-cracked shell



(First published in Shamrock No 10, 2009)


© Tony Bailie, 2009


Amanda Bell, Dublin

 

the midnight path

sparkles with frost –

fox crossing

 

(First published in Shamrock No 30, 2015)



© Amanda Bell, 2015

 

Jim Burke, Limerick

 

kingfisher

gathering the mid-day sun

on its wet feathers




© Jim Burke, 2012

 

John Oliver Byrne, Co. Wicklow

 

blackthorn tree –

down the old bog road,

old man with walking stick

 

 


 

walking westward

down the road

my shadow leading

 



© John Oliver Byrne, 2011

 

Andrew Caldicott, Wexford

 

eyeing the moon

from the pipal tree,

a magpie

 

 


 

empty gin bottle

reflecting the flight

of geese

 

(First published in Shamrock No 10, 2009)


© Andrew Caldicott, 2009

 

Patrick Chapman, Dublin

 

Debutante flowers,

red and white skirts hitched up,

waiting for a bee

 

 

 

Turbains d’Aladdin

promise treasure when you rub –

all that you can eat

 

 

 

Summer flowers die –

distilled into a droplet,

aphrodisiac

 

 

 

Raindrop on a wing –

a plant, denied full measure,

blossoms anyway

 

(First published: The Select Six website, 2007)

 


cherry blossom fire

kissing the garden

to sleep


(first published in Shamrock No 10, 2009)


© Patrick Chapman, 2006, 2007

 

Marion Clarke, Co. Down

 

mid-morning shadow –

last dewdrop

rolls off leaf

 

 


 

midge haze –

a dragonfly skip jives

with its reflection

 

 


 

low tide at noon

in the dry rock pool

a limpet ticks

 

 


 

beach reading

tiny rainbows dance

on her eyelashes


 

 

(First published in Shamrock No 18, 2011)


© Marion Clarke, 2011

 

Bridie Conway, Co. Louth


September sun
warming the garden –
bees hum

 





First published in The Quilt, an anthology of writing in Louth



© Bridie Conway, 2007


 

Sean Costigan, b. Co. KIldare


beads of hail

peppering bonnets

gather round



(First published in Shamrock No 10, 2009)


© Sean Costigan, 2009

Louise Couper, Co. Westmeath


dead hen in the yard –

hawthorn berries

glow red


© Louise Couper, 2007


Marie Coveney, Cork


crows on a bare branch –

ink-laden

brushstrokes


First published in Shamrock No 23, 2012

© Marie Coveney, 2012


Kara Craig, Dublin


rushes rise in clumps

from swampy ground –

a swarm of flies

 

 

clematis climbs over

the ancient wall –

a tower of pink petals

 

 

fronds lay over

tanned railway sleeper –

gardener waters weeds

 

 

balmy late-evening

restless child

holds a white bear

 

 

snow-capped mountain

in all its splendour –

hillwalker stumbles

 

 

wind picks up –

pink petals

under the wipers

 

 

birch’s waxy buds –

a magpie collects

a dried twig


© Kara Craig, 2012


Jerm Curtin, b. Co. Cork


snow flickering

through darkness...

a holy candle



(First published in Shamrock No 11, 2009)


© Jerm Curtin, 2009



Noel Duffy, Dublin


autumn day

the toaster humming

to nothing

 

 

honeycomb

honey and darkness stored

for the long winter



(both haiku first published in Shamrock No 16, 2010)


© Noel Duffy, 2010