White chalk graffiti 
on innocent azure sky
careless corruption


I hope you enjoyed this haiku, it’s been a while since I’ve practised my short-form writing. Feel free to have a look around my other work too.

Take It Easy,


Advent Calendar Haiku #19

Welcome to day nineteen of the Haiku Advent Calendar. I hope you’re all well. The days are going by too quickly.

I’ve donned a Christmas jumper to take part in the regular writing group I attend today so I’m festive and warm, like a good mulled wine or cider.

Now for today’s haiku…

Starlings murmur like
prudes gossiping on bare trees;
the air is frozen.

Thanks for reading and joining me today. If you missed it I was part of the cast of the Christmas Episode of Eat The Storms Poetry Podcast yesterday if you want something to listen to today. The Spotify link is below;

Take It Easy


Advent Calendar Haiku #16

Welcome to day sixteen of the Haiku Advent Calendar. How is everyone?

Have you bought all your gifts? Or are you shopping over the last weekend before Christmas?

Today’s haiku …

in moonlit snowfall,
carolers sang ‘Silent Night’;
footprints lost to time.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’re enjoying the Advent Calendar, and, can join me again tomorrow.

Take It Easy


Advent Calendar Haiku #14

Welcome back to the Haiku Advent Calendar on day fourteen.

I can’t believe it’s only ten days until Christmas Eve. Time is racing, so I won’t waste another second.

Today’s haiku is…

holly berries glow,
giving warmth to winter;
snow hiding thick ice

Come back tomorrow for another festive seasonal haiku as part of the Advent Calendar.

Take It Easy


Advent Calendar Haiku #7

Welcome to day seven of the Haiku Advent Calendar. It’s Tuesday, I hope yesterday went by quickly for you.

A couple of people have asked why I’m doing this calendar. The main reason is to get back to haiku writing regularly, as it is a great form to play with.

Today’s haiku for you is…

This mulled wine is
heating up our shopping trip;
black ice on Grey Street.

If you’ve missed any so far, I’ve linked to days 1 through 6 below.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6

Take It Easy


Advent Calendar Haiku #6

Welcome to day 6 of the Haiku Advent Calendar, I hope you have been enjoying my efforts so far.

I’ve been receiving some lovely comments on twitter (@PaulWritesPoems); I have really appreciate the support.

Today’s Haiku is…

Nearby chimneys
wheeze grey in the winter wind;
candlelit reading.

Remember, come back tomorrow for another festive/winter haiku. Thanks again for the support.

Take It Easy


Advent Calendar Haiku #3

Welcome back to my haiku advent calendar. I hope you’re enjoying it so far.

If it’s your first day here, you can catch up on Day 1 & 2 by clicking here; Day 1 or Day 2.

Now for today’s haiku…

The robin chorus
can be heard by the hedgerow;
scents of spruce indoors.

Thanks for taking the time to join me today, have a great day and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Saturday’s haiku.

Take It Easy