Saturday, 20 July 2019

New York sequence

Times Square
a busker
plays Summertime
****

Central Park jogger 
on his phone
doing a deal
****

Central Park
she takes her boobs out
for a jog
****

Natural History Museum
the past
captured
****

New York subway
ghost trains
passing overhead
****

42nd St
rough sleepers
waiting for a miracle
****

in hushed tones
the priest
hearing Confessions
****

heatwave
only the breeze moving 
on 7th Avenue 
****

Museum of Sex
so
that’s where it went!
****

gracing the table
a Christian couple
hold hands in Starbucks
****

45th St
a half eaten pretzel
on the sidewalk
****

Liberty Island
freedom takes the shape
of a butterfly
****

early morning 
New York goes to work
with a stern face
****

Manhattan book store
reading
between the lines
****

Ellis Island
tourists queuing
to get in
****

on the sidewalk
a homeless man
joins the gum dots
****

The Guggenheim
ideas spiral
out of control
****

five minutes
until the bookstore opens
time stands still
****

correction bus
siren wailing
a euphemism drives past
****

New York NY
A
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Washington DC

slow service
I read the menu
...again
****

Arlington Cemetery
a squirrel
digs up the past
****

Washington heatwave
emerging
from the Metro
****

on my DC map
an ant strolls
up the National Mall
****

Washington DC
K
A
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T
M
A
****

Baltimore backstreet
the American dream
some blocks away
****

Philadelphia slums
not
living the dream
****

K
A
R
T
M
A
New York NY

the Big Apple
preparing
for another bite
****

I wandered 
lonely
in a crowd
****

buttocks quivering
she freewheels past
on the cobblestones
****

New York
even the pigeons
got attitude
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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Friday, 12 July 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

BHS IHC 1 June 2019 Translations of Chiyo-ni haiku


full moon –
keeping it in my eyes
on a distant walk
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bricht moon
aye in ma ee’n
on a lang w’ak

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Monday, 1 July 2019

Geese

At the skim of evening
Wild geese fly inland

Then the sound of silence
Turns most men to their houses

Kevin Crossley-Holland
New and Selected Poems
1965-1990

Senior Rail Card nearing the end of the journey