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


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 –





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





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