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Thursday, 26 November 2015

green leaves cup the rain
earth's open palms, reaching up
blessing grateful earth

gusty winds pluck leaves
unsettling the once-settled
our sure, random lives

rattling window frames
the tics of wood's fragile barrier
life's shell, tender strength

a summer's light rain
fine drops on skin turn to mist
clearing skies chase clouds

Photo via Edal Anton Lefterov (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015

dawn, displacing the dark

the earth wakes, sunlit
fresh bird song mirrors the pulse
dark shards of night fade

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

autumn massacre

green artery; life
pulsing through graveyard of leaves
trees shed for new birth

Saturday, 14 November 2015


Deep breath, eyes closing
The sweet smell of dying leaves
Autumn, my dear friend

Friday, 13 November 2015

beginning of the end

autumn leaves tumble
life crumbling beneath our feet
turning to ashes.

fall leaves

once verdant, now brown
fallen leaves blanket the trees
carpet of stilled life

fall leaves

autumn leaves cover
the hidden castle reveals
a sight to behold

fall leaves

the heart of colour
the feel of leaves underneath
magical journeys

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Sparks enkindle flames,
Just as your beauteous smile
Lights my amour for you
hard stone wears with age
transforms from pebble to sand
shifts shape to new use
thin clouds bring coolness
veiled visor softens the eye
in shade, clarity
the breezy trees rustle
soft scratch of the poet's pen
whispers, to be heard
a red sky at dusk
light leaves a burning farewell
embers age, then sleep
the dawn's grey coastline
such ebb and flow of young waves
our orb's lasting rhythm
a raked zen garden
at peace, stone patterns blossom
simple clarity grows

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

pillar of strength

announcing life force
the whisper of a tree trunk
how stable and strong


a flower's petals
the perfection of order
my mind seeks the peace

crumbling starts

dying leaves crumble
the ever-changing season
a fresh start awaits

mother nature

set alight the sun
morning rays break winter's cold
warm touch of nature
a dappling sun winks
playing with shy leaves in spring
life's light shimmers, free

@JvR, 10 Nov. 2015

table mountain

one mountain, one view -
eternal cycle of days
never quite the same.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

a soft twilight

low clouds at sunset
herald of an evening hush
a cool quiet settles

Thursday, 5 November 2015

thoughtless daze

capacious mind; clear -
stranded in a misty thought,
sweet melancholy.

Before the thunderstorm

an oppressive heat
the stifled world's lung burns, tight
waiting to exhale
Nature's reign of life,
Raining tears of the angels 
Mesmerising  love

Tuesday, 3 November 2015


bristling hair glitters;
the upright motion of nerves
reveals all to see.


the amenable prey falls -
Oh, Society!


You, propitious
offering the happiness
of dewy mornings

Who's reading us this month?

Yes, our haiku are internationally scoped, huzzah!
[In your face, u/19A rugby squad...!]

Leaves changing colour
Obstacles of life, brightening
Goals can be achieved

Equal reactions

Guilt as punishment.
As rain disturbs still water,
actions are returned.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Soul as cold as stone
Frozen battlefield inside
My war reached its end

Sunday, 1 November 2015