Sunday, 7 December 2014

In A Strange Church


In a strange church
I sing the hymns
and mouth the prayers.

I learn the name of the preacher’s son
and of his wife
and how his father died
and where he worked
I hear of where his son
is now honeymooning
and how five years ago
he changed the way he worked.

After the service
three or four people
say “Good Morning”.

None ask me who I am.
I leave as quietly as I arrived.

© Gerald England

Composed: St Ouen, Jersey, 3rd October 2010


A contribution to Inspired Sundays.

Friday, 21 November 2014

(d63) september sun

september sun
chasing the clouds
before breakfast

© gerald england

Composed: Hyde, 5th September 2010


2010 Autumn Haiku (Internet)

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


across the pond
to an unknown friend
fond kisses

© Gerald England

Composed: Hyde, 8th August 2010

an entry for the Calico Cat Contest where authors were asked to compose a haiku to complement Origa's sumi-e "Sympathy. Orang-utan and Lizard".

Rice paper 'Double Shuen', Japanese sumi ink, Chinese watercolours, Copyright © Origa .

is the Russian translation of my haiku.


2010 Ackworth born, gone West (Internet)

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


after the funeral
dodging deep puddles
in the long grass

© gerald england

Composed: Hyde, 1st August 2010


2010 Summer Haiku (Internet)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

spongy path (d59b)

a spongy path
under a silent sky
going nowhere

© gerald england

Composed: Hyde, 17th April 2010


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

A contribution to Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.

Friday, 12 September 2014

spring equinox (d59a)

spring equinox discarded fag ends among the flowers

© gerald england

Composed: Hyde, 21st March 2010


2010 Spring Haiku (Internet)

A contribution to Floral Fridays and Monday Mellow Yellows.

Monday, 18 August 2014

frozen fingers (d58)

frozen fingers
stretch for want of warmth
a new decade

© gerald england

Composed: Hyde, 7th January 2010


2010 Winter Haiku (Internet)

A contribution to Macro Monday.