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February 3, 2011

I occasionally draft a short sequence of poems, often when I’m travelling.  This evening’s sequence, comprising two haiku, two gogyohka and a senryu, was inspired by the rain, and was written directly into Twitter on my bus journey home.


Raining at the Bus Stop

exposed on three sides

 it’s raining at the bus stop

strangers huddle up


Braided Channels

   vertical rivers

  braided channels in the dust

 rain on the window


The Rain in Shipley

the rain

 in Shipley

 falls mainly

 on the bus





 on the canal

 barging in


Rain Poems


  in a flood

 of rain poems

 I write

 a boat

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