Sunday, 21 October 2007















under 11s soccer match-

watching his brother, the twelve year old
mixes swear words and praise

between cigarette puffs
the 12 year old tells me
he is more talented than his brother

damp fields-
the 12 year old swaps his cigarette
for a bag of toffees

almost game over-
lining the sidelines
kids with lollies, toffees and cigarettes

Monday, 15 October 2007












father and daughter
on an early morning walk
by the beach -
how quickly the tide
takes away their footprints...

*Tanka originally published on Magnapoets Haiku/Tanka Blog

Friday, 12 October 2007















long wait for you-
by the quayside
the boats are still...


*published in Magnapoets Haiku blog originally

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

talking about meditation -
he takes another
sip of his beer

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Valentines day -
my 11 year old sells the rose he bought
to the highest bidder

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

day before valentines -
at the supermarket, the queue of men
with flowers