Eerie – A Haiku




Wreathed in winter mists,

Enshrouded by cloudy haze,

Defiant moon shines.

Emma H, age 26, 03/11/2017


A View from the Hill

It’s been a long week, but we’re nearly there… Happy Throwback Thursday everyone! Today’s poem from back in February depicts a wintry late-afternoon panorama near my home, witnessed through a car windscreen.

In Emma World

Theatrical landscape

Cardboard cut-out scenery

Sketched silhouettes

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Resistance – A Haiku




The last feeble leaves

Cling desperately to trees

Despite ruthless breeze

Emma H, age 26, 06/11/2017


The Lookout – #writephoto


Colyn trudged over the rocky outcrop towards the Lookout, hands jammed in pockets and head bowed against the wailing coastal winds. The sea looked bleak and lifeless, mirroring the dull skies. Hardly a scintillating view to entertain him over the next few hours.

“About time too.”

The watchman on duty eyed Colyn as he entered the cold stone hut. Colyn shrugged.

“If you’re late again, I have no doubt the Commander will have something to say about it. Perhaps he’ll double your hours.”

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Tuesday November Morning


The sun like molten metal

Breaching the


Golden swathes through

Hovering river mists and

Mesmerising glitters

On fresh frost.

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Overnight – Double Tanka


Woken with a fright –

Sky-shattering explosion

Rocks the pitch black night;

Raging rainstorm overhead

Pummelling the helpless earth.


The morning after,

The saturated land sighs,

Breathes gossamer mists

Veiling periwinkle skies,

As sleepless commuters rise.


Emma H, age 26, 23/08/2017


Cascade – A Haiku


Slender silver birch

Flaunts wavy green-gold tresses

Softly billowing

Emma H, age 26, 17/10/2017