Tuesday, 28 April 2015

haiku (d68)

leaves and leaves
that rustle raucously
in the night wind


Composed: Hyde, 4th October 2011


2011 Hyde DP Xtra (Internet)

A contribution to NF Trees and Bushes.

Friday, 27 March 2015

August Riots (2011)


Saturday as London riots
Manchester boasts it is riot-free
though some fear to celebrate

Sunday in Salford
and Manchester City Centre
a mad mob mobilizes

Wanton destruction
Miss Selfridge's torched
lots of looting

Monday morning
an army of citizens gather
armed with brooms

Outside Starbucks
free coffee for volunteers
cleaning the streets

Wednesday afternoon sun
fountains play in Piccadilly Gardens
families having fun

The trams trundle
down Market Street
thronged with shoppers

Only a few boarded up windows
remain to remind us
of a sad Sunday.


Composed: Hyde, 28th August 2011


2011 Ol' Chanty - Chanticleer Online (Internet)

Friday, 27 February 2015

Jodrell Bank Observatory Haiga

my father
the long distance runner
next to Copernicus

© Gerald England

Composed: Hyde, 3rd April 2011


2011 Cosmopoetry (Internet)
2011 Ackworth Born, Gone West (Internet)

A contribution to:
Skywatch Friday;
The Weekend in Black and White.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Valentine cards


On Hyde Market
Valentine cards - fifty pence
or three for a pound!

© Gerald England

Composed: Hyde, 14th February 2011


Friday, 16 January 2015

tanka 45 (Solar eclipse 2011)

Pse 2011 In Magurele (Romania) photograph © Andreea Fazacas

an eclipse tonight
posted a friend on Facebook
but by then too late
out of my window blackness
others' visions seen online

© Gerald England

Composed: Hyde, 16th January 2011


2010 Cosmopoetry (Internet)
2010 Ackworth born, gone West (Internet)

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Haiga for Leslie Moon

words © Gerald England; image © Leslie Moon

glimmer of light
behind dark clouds
a storm brews

© gerald england

Composed: Hyde, 3rd January 2011


2010 Ackworth born, gone West (Internet)

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

haiga X

ten kisses
mark the spot

© 2010 gerald england

Composed: Hyde, 29th December 2010


2010 Ackworth born, gone West (Internet)

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.