Irish Haiku Society

Andrew Michael O'Brien, Co. Mayo


named after

an Egyptian pharaoh,

this playful cat



(First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 6, 2008)





chilly morning –

a scarecrow leaning

towards the greenhouse




hyacinth

in the regal flowerbed

taking a nap


(First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 7, 2008)



leaves falling

old man

tunes his mandolin



 
© Andrew Michael O'Brien, 2008, 2010


Terry O'Connor, b. Co. Offaly

 

cherry blossoms -

one more go

on the old swing


(1st Prize in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival International Haiku Competition 2009, Canada)



granddad's garden

still

the rosebush blossoms



midnight stroll

a gust of leaves

throws shadows


(first published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 7, 2008)




yellow petals

the butterfly

disappears



© Terry O'Connor, 2007

 

Vincent O'Connor, Cork

 

rippling air

the cocooned butterfly

hears sky

 

 

 

darting

between leaves

blue rain

 

(The Puffin Review No 1)

 

 

 

moon viewing alone

in my spare tea bowl

a spare moon

 

 

 

another full moon

our doctors advise

stop trying

 

(Asahi Haikuist)

 

 

 

through the window

paper lanterns –

lifting my dad into bed

 

(Acorn, Fall 2013)

 

© Vincent O'Connor, 2013, 2014

 

Hugh O'Donnell, Dublin


New Year's Day

sunlight and honey

in a jar





her hands

working with flour –

the cloudless sky


(First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal no 7, 2008)




August evening –

sun spread thinly

in the fields




September starlight –

the fruit almost

within reach




early morning chill –

autumn

on tip toe




October deli –

tossed leaf salad,

no dressing




crawling in traffic...

the road

my father loved to walk



© Hugh O'Donnell, 2007, 2008




Mary O'Donnell, Co. Kildare


in a fountain

downhill to the Casino,

playful ducks


(first published in Shamrock No 4, December 2007)



© Mary O'Donnell, 2007


Siofra O'Donovan, Co. Wicklow

 

Picking blackberries

I catch the pale sun

in my silver bowl

 

(A prize-winning haiku at the Samhain International Haiku Competition 2005)

 

 

 

Geese flying south –

over the mountain creek

moon in a blue sky

 

 

 

In the temple hall,

monks’ footsteps:

all I hear

 

 

 

A young monk cycles

to philosophy class

his robes catch in the spoke

 

 

 

An oak leans over

the river passing –

an acorn drops, unheard

 

 

 

Moon in the sky

over the thick forest

cry of a pipal bird

 

© Siofra O'Donovan, 2005, 2006

 

Nora O'Dwyer, Co. Kerry


red fox

his gaze

through the glass





windy boreen

cock pheasant puffed out

in search of his destiny

 

First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 30, 2015


© Nora O'Dwyer, 2015



Mary O'Keeffe, Co. Cork


November sunset

a galaxy of crows

quench the twilight

(1st prize in the IHS International Haiku Competition 2009)




rambling roses

holly berries ripen in

a pink-petalled womb



© Mary O'Keeffe, 2009


Nessa O'Mahony, Dublin


a man reading the sign

he has seen every day

for a lifetime

 
© Nessa O'Mahony, 2007
 

Conor O'Neill, b. Co. Dublin


strolling past a graveyard

in late summer –

how sweet the air

 

First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 19, 2011


© Conor O'Neill, 2011


Kate O’Shea, Dublin

 

low summer sky –

in the gooseberry bush

cats' eyes

 

 

 

candles fade –

beyond the window

flowers and people

 

 

 

Easter parade –

friend from the Ukraine

wears a black beret

 

 

 

the cleaning woman

pours tea down a drain –

going back to work

 

 

 

white-headed crow,

hearing you for the first time –

birds unconcerned

 

© Kate O’Shea, 2006, 2007

 

Catherine O'Sullivan, Co. Kildare


a shivering

blade of grass...

the breath of moonlight


First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal, No 11, 2009


© Catherine O'Sullivan, 2009


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