Irish Haiku Society

Breid Sibley, Co. Galway


avenues of trees

growing longer

after the summer rain


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




tiger striped spider

on her web masterpiece

blowing in the wind





lone rook in rowan tree

looks at Lough Atalia –

what does it see?




scent of sweet pea

embroidery

of flowers


© Breid Sibley, 2008


Helen Simcox, Co. Cork

 

dawn slumber–

cawing of a tone deaf crow

shatters silence

 

(First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 17)

 

 

 

scent of bonfires

through leafless trees

a harvest moon

 

(First published in The First Cut No 3)

 

© Helen Simcox, 2011

 

Bee Smith, Co. Cavan

 


Silver salver moon,

a tea tray to teapot earth –

who shall be mother


(First published in the World Haiku Review, Vol. 6, Issue 3, May 2008)




Spider lace window

of the holiday hut…

end of season

 

 

 

Light axis descends…

the long reach of daylight hours

releases – solstice

 

 

 

The nerviness

of black ice –

job interview

 

 

 

Even the cooker

needs a hot water bottle!

hoar frost this morning

 

© Bee Smith, 2006

 

Tasha Smith, Dublin



June afternoon

ants searching for food

on the tiled bathroom wall





Beach lady

and a baggy T-shirt

embracing yoga


© Tasha Smith, 2007


Martin Vaughan, Dublin

 

gorse alight!

the hillside gasping

for water

 

 

 

sundown –

the slag-heap disappears

by getting bigger

 

 

 

autumn rain –

bare back Slievenamon

hibernating beneath a veil

 

 

 

lining her swallows up

to swap for brent, mallard, starling –

autumn

 

 

 

amber lit paths

littered with leaves –

days shrinking

 

 

 

rainbow –

finding gold on sea walls

spotted with lichen

 

 

 

on Dolymount Bridge –

summer winds and rain lashing

against the grain

 

 

 

no gulls today –

wind from the village carries

the screech of cars

 

(three last pieces also available on the Ginko page)




sunset –

a cat’s shadow rests

by the flowerbed

 

 

 

abandoned harbour –

an old fishing net

still catching rubbish

 

 

 

lying in clover –

a tired dog letting

the world go by


(First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 3, 2007)


© Martin Vaughan, 2006 - 2009

 

Aisling White, Co. Dublin

 

bog grasses in the evening – 

a seagull

absorbs the light

 

 

 

monastic high cross –

on one arm, a robin,

on the other, the moon

 

 

 

spring dew

on a spider's web –

communion veil

 

 

 

shop window –

sparkling in the dark,

Orion’s reflection

 

 

 

bloodhound

running on all fours

and a nose

 

 

 

beach sunrise

the fog returns

a dog's bark

 

 

 

summer meadow –

the sea breeze

hushed by lark song

 

 

 

seaside excursion –

sand in the bath

this evening

 

(two last pieces also available on the Ginko page)





twilight hour –

an amber glow of

crickets' calls

 

 

 

fishing boat at dusk –

gulls' cries

swirling the mast

 

 

 

dawn    a snail uncurls from sleep


(First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 3, 2007)




North wind

a dead spider adrift

of its tattered web

 

 

 

October moon –

in the old oak,

a white cat’s face

 

 

 

summer mowing –

a spider crouching

in my trouser turn-ups


(First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 5, 2008)




bonfire night

the village shopkeeper

donating apple crates

 



desolate crag -

bracing the wind,

two mating gulls

 



sea storm -

in a whispering cove,

a blush of sea pinks

 



so many cherry trees!

the pastel hues

of April rain


(First published in Shamrock Haiku Journal No 10, 2009)


© Aisling White, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009