Irish Haiku Society

Thomas Powell, Co. Armagh


rising moon

a thrush's sudden silence

plunges dusk

 

 

 

communal bath

in the blocked guttering

a row of sparrows

 

(First published in Shamrock No 15, 2010)

 

 

 

moonlit kitchen -

the stillness between

a tap's slow drips

 

 

 

cold winter workshop

his breath disappearing

into the day ahead

 

(First published in Blithe Spirit Vol. 20 No. 1, March 2010)

 

 

 

spring birdsong...

the silent fall

of late snow

 

 

 

broken sunshine

reaching for hazel nuts

where I grew up

 

 

 

buried last autumn...

the open crocuses

she planted

 

(First published in Blithe Spirit Vol. 20 No. 2, June 2010)

 

© Thomas Powell, 2010


Isabelle Prondzynski, b. Co. Westmeath


cold fog -

the balcony moss

all the greener




grey day again

blue grape hyacinth

grows grey too

 

 

 

dust on dust

where trees will later grow

Ash Wednesday

 

 

 

fog in the city

now I cannot see

those I do not know

 

 

 

Cemetery Sunday –

families reunite

around their graves

 

 

 

cloud passes

sunshine advances

along the path

 

 

 

summer evening balm,

sleeping through rain in the night –

first chestnuts falling

 

 

 

family grave –

since this Sunday last year

Dad has joined Mum

 

 

 


howling gales –

the kitchen door opened

invisibly

 

 

 

Christmas tree

among sweets and tinsel

a spider's web

 

 

 

sunday –

tea and a read

in silence

One of the winning haiku in the "Tea and Haiku" Competition, France, 2007

 

© Isabelle Prondzynski, 2006, 2007


Maureen Purcell, Co. Louth

 


cicadas

singing for a mate

soon to die


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




sitting by the fire

light reflecting

wisened hands

 

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

 

 

 

raindrops falling

on parched earth -

reading "Great Expectations"



©  Maureen Purcell, 2006, 2008

 

Alan Reid, b. Belfast


calm evening

the midsummer's lake

watched by a heron

 

© Alan Reid, 2007


Mark Roper, Co. Kilkenny

 

at my front door

nothing between me

and the full moon


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




Miraculous wound,

the roses that still flower

where a house once was

 

 

 

The beat of my heart

going, in the silence,

its own way

 

 

 

A squashed crow’s wing

lifts and waves

in the wake of a passing car

 

(First published in Whereabouts, Abbey Press/Peterloo, 2005)


©  Mark Roper, 2005

 

Gráinne Roche, Co. Louth

 

red umbrellas

inside out in the wind

poppies gathering rain

 

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

© Gráinne Roche, 2006

 

Suzanne Ryan, Dublin


weaving through branches

to the ground,

rain


© Suzanne Ryan, 2007