Northwords Now Issue 39

The FREE literary magazine of the North

Seven Haiku

by Barry Graham

winter morning —
daylight arrives
without a story
snow plunges
from tower block ledges
like falling bodies
duckling left behind
paddles to catch up
with mother and siblings
children playing in ruins of mill
me 40 summers ago
walking by today
young woman pushing pram
bruise beneath her eye
morning rain
zazen together, one breath
4000 miles but
no distance between us
winter street —
dog turd on pavement
shape and colour of autumn leaf

Scotland in Space – Creative Visions and Critical Reflections on Scotland’s Space Futures, edited by Deborah Scott & Simon Malpas is published by Shoreline of Infinity/The New Curiosity Shop (2019).