Almost Composed

Meditation and curiosity

Old green bicycle

May 18, 2022

Old green bicycleglistening after the rain,ready for service.

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This old telescope, tanka

August 13, 2021

This old telescope:searching distant lands, no one notices the lens –pristine after countless sights,invisible to itself.

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Sunset Haiku

May 5, 2021

Moon over suburbs. Blazing sun setting behind the church on the hill.

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Haiku vol. 2

May 24, 2020

These haiku were written between the end of last year and the first half of 2020. So they include the first months of the coronavirus lockdown in the UK. The order has been somewhat rearranged from the order in which they were written. I hope they will be of interest to people who like Basho, […]

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Haiku on Twitter

September 26, 2019

I’ve recently been writing some haiku on Twitter. I like the concision and concreteness of the form. But I especially like that a haiku is a place where my interests in poetry, nature, and Buddhism converge. I’m particularly interested in using the form’s traditional focus on nature to highlight the climate crisis. There is a […]

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