Saturday, April 29, 2006

pulling weeds
the sound of a man
blowing his nose

Little Onion

Rosemary Flowers

a child shouts
'coming ready or not'
rosemary flowers

Paul Conneally

Sunday, April 23, 2006

MR HAIKU at RAMM Feburay 2006

Spent today collating work done by children and their families in workshop with me as MR HAIKU at Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum back in Febuary. That day was enlivened even further by the presence in addition to MR HAIKU of poet Alan Summers. The workshops were geared up to encourage new ways of interpretation of artefacts in a very traditional museum gallery in this case the stuffed animal gallery - via poetry.... I'll share back some here at a future date -in the meantime here's a couple:

a barn owl glides
through the starlit sky
grasping claws

Steffanie Griffiths

beautiful tiger
people are talking about



Saturday, April 22, 2006

last home match
of the season
a mexican wave

Little Onion

Thursday, April 20, 2006

A Trip to Calke Abbey

Easter Monday and a trip to Calke Abbey. Since my father-in-law's stroke the house itself is impossible for us to visit and so we make for the walled gardens. Noel gets a lift on what appears to be a converted golf buggy driven by a National Trust volunteer. We walk.

Spring has been cold and all growth is a good two weeks or so behind what we've come to expect. A few plants, gooseberry and red currants, are coming into leaf but most of the beds are freshly tilled and bare.

the auricula theatre
staged with pansies
dad's wheelchair

Little Onion

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

we walk hand in hand
my jacket on her shoulders
through the day's last light
lobster pots and sweet whitebait
the keepers of cormorants

Little Onion

Sunday, April 16, 2006

a single siskin
at the feeding station
blue violas

Little Onion

Saturday, April 15, 2006

easter saturday
the year's first mowings
in a plastic bag

Little Onion

Friday, April 14, 2006

First Dandelion

first dandelion
my son beats me
at swingball

Little Onion

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Showery Day

showery day
girls run for the shelter
of Top Shop
Little Onion
The picture is "Three Girls in the rain" by Kuniyoshi an Ukiyo-e woodblock print.
here's a link to a piece that made me think of the print again

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A Rockery Wren

a rockery wren
stakes out her territory
blue aubrietia

Little Onion

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Midnight's Kiss

midnight's kiss
the slow up and down
of my son's chest

Little Onion

Palm Sunday

palm sunday
a scattering of hailstones
in the wheelbarrow

Little Onion

Saturday, April 08, 2006

A Broken Bottle

a broken bottle
in the playground
gorse flowers

Little Onion

Thursday, April 06, 2006

My Inner-self

my inner-self
repeats on me

Little Onion

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Daffodil Wind

a daffodil wind
just one magpie
in the flat field

Little Onion

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


stopped in my tracks
by a small bird's singing
this spring breeze

Little Onion