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Rachel Sutcliffe, US
 

 

 

 

Haiku

 

through the window
the sun strokes my face
as I sleep

 

early summer
the clinking of milk bottles
shatters dawn silence

 

 

saving my screen
their rosy young faces
smile at me

 

 

over shoulders
I read the headlines
on the train

 

 

late at night
noisy circuit training
my hamster

 

 

the candle burns
in the hearth
remembering

 

 

ninetieth birthday
celebrating with
confusion

 

 

after the rain
sunlight sparkles
in pools underfoot

 

 

early dusk
naked branches silhouette
a rosy sky

 

 

multicoloured bells
dance in the spring breeze
tulips in full bloom

 

 

"pond life" Haiku Thread Results

 

 

About Rachel Sutcliffe, US

 

As a child I had a great imagination and loved story writing. For a while my creative writing took a back seat as I discovered the joys of foreign languages and spent 2 years teaching abroad. Personal circumstances have led me to focus on my writing again. I am an active member of a writing group and have my own blog @ http://projectwords11.wordpress.com/

I have also had the pleasure of seeing many of my poems and short stories published in various anthologies, journals and newsletters including Forward Press publications, thefirstcut, the Static Movement anthologies, Every Day Poets, Shamrock (Irish Haiku Society) and Lynx (AHA Poetry).

This is Rachel Sutcliffe's first appearance in Sketchbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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