Category Archives: Ireland

Daily Haiku: April 21, 2022

river roar red squirrel shifts the narrative     by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA) The Heron’s Nest, Vol. XXIV, No. 1, March 2022

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Poetry by Roberta Beary

57 VARIETIES it’s not the worst thing she’s ever done. it’s not one of her better moments either. she lists her reasons. but i don’t hear them. i don’t have to. i know for her the switch is off. the … Continue reading

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Haibun by Roberta Beary

barfly i was just a kid in those days and he was one of the bad boys the nuns warn you about and my old man told me stay far away from that one but i couldn’t help myself and … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku Special: Jan. 21, 2022–Maeve O’Sullivan

cold snap a spider arrives in my sink     ten years since Dad died I help an old man to cross the icy road       things I’d forgotten about my old friend– obituary     by Maeve … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 11, 2022

senryu confirmation masscarved on the front pewJC was here by Marion Clarke (Northern Ireland) Mann Library’s Daily Haiku, Dec. 24, 2021

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 7, 2022

wolf moonwe drink dad’s whiskey at the grave     by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA) failed haiku, Winter Issue, 73, January 2022

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 27, 2021

grandma’s kitchen . . .a star-covered teacupfor the gypsy lady by Marion Clarke (Northern Ireland)Frogpond, Autumn 2012

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Daily Haiku Special: Oct. 26, 2021, with Roberta Beary

Robert Beary, longtime haiku author and editor, and frequent contributor to this blog, has a new book out, One Breath, that is a unique offering among haiga collections. It is an original  project that will spur readers and poets to … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Guy Stephenson

Veldtschoen A big fat sonorous word, it intrigued my ten year old mind. The bumpy leather, the clumpy soles the ring of the heels on our flagged kitchen floor. The very impressive weight of them and knowing how much they … Continue reading

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Haiku Sequence by Roberta Beary

This haiku sequence was taken from Roberta Beary’s book, Deflection, published in 2015 by Accents Publishing. CARETAKER – I florida sunshinemother soaks upthe shade seasidewe turnmother’s chair cherry blossomsthe incessant soundof mother’s cough mother’s day only the tulipscome calling in the wheels of mother’s … Continue reading

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