Wednesday, 30 November 2011

(k6)

squawking seagulls
more the angry brigade
than dawn chorus

© Gerald England

Composed: Seahouses, 23rd July 2001

Unpublished

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

(k5)

an unwanted pint
my note to the milkman
gone in the gale

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 11th July 2001

Unpublished

Monday, 28 November 2011

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Singapore Storm

SINGAPORE STORM

Labelled with a sticker on our lapels
dispatched from the hotel by taxi to the quay
our status as tourist recognised
we are personally escorted aboard the junk.
Encouraged by our Chinese lady captain
we help ourselves to coffee or coke.


Beyond the skyscraper surrounded harbour
ships anchor offshore in the South China Sea.
While passengers sit in plastic seats
or test their sea-legs on the swaying deck,
the captain reels off streams of statistics
stressing Singapore’s financial standing
over Hong Kong, its trading rival.


Past the shoreline of Sentosa,
the sky darkens; the rain comes down;
canvas curtains are lowered;
the deck awash,
we move bags onto chairs,
drift towards the drier, sheltered decks,
balancing cups.


Braving the downpour,
at Kuso Island,
we run along the gangway,
through dripping trees
to the temple.
A television plays
in the kitchen
where a girl prepares food;
a snake slithers in a cage
by the shrine.
Incense mixes with the moistness.

***

Dressed only
in tee-shirts, sandals, shorts,
after the rain
sun soon steams us dry.

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 28th June 2001

Publication

2006 Sons of Camus Writers International (Canada)

Saturday, 26 November 2011

(k4)

lightning forks
i count to twenty-three
no rain -- as yet

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 26th June 2001

Unpublished

Friday, 25 November 2011

(k1)

my wife is talking to her computer rain lashes the window

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 10th June 2001

Publication

2004 Raw NerVZ (Canada)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

(z41)

an open window
a little creepie-crawlie
drops on my keyboard

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 29th May 2001

Unpublished

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

(z33)

at the hand car-wash
the language of the cleaners
is filthy-dirty

© Gerald England

Composed: Hyde, 5th May 2001

Unpublished

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

(z30)


on top
of the RSPB sign
a gull screams

Composed: Southport, 4th May 2001

Publication

2012 Time Haiku (UK)

Monday, 21 November 2011

(z28)

banks of daffodils
battered by hailstones
- english spring

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 28th April 2001

Publication

2012 Time Haiku (UK)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

(z27)

deleting his name
from my email address book
tears fall on keys

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 21st April 2001

Publications

2001 World Haiku Review (Internet)
2001 Aabye (UK)

Saturday, 19 November 2011

(z26)

flying east
alongside the sunset
clouds on fire

Composed: en route to Singapore, 30th March 2001

Publication

2012 Time Haiku (UK)

Friday, 18 November 2011

(z24)

airport lounge
a thousand ways
of waiting

© Gerald England

Composed: Auckland, 30th March 2001

Publication

2007 Bogg (USA)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

(z24)

bridge shadow
out of it
a shag flys

© Gerald England

Composed: Katikati, 23rd March 2001

Unpublished

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

(z23)

over the bridge
two women pass
a whiff a perfume

© Gerald England

Composed: Katikati, 23rd March 2001

Publication

2012 Time Haiku (UK)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

(z22)


splash of water
trickles down the stone
finds its own pathway

© Gerald England

Composed: Katikati, 23rd March 2001

Publications

2001 Land of the Long White Cloud (Internet)
2008 Ackworth born, gone West (Internet)

Monday, 14 November 2011

(z21)

possum roadkill
the feeding harrier
flys wrong way

© Gerald England

Composed: Katikati 23rd March 2001

Unpublished

Sunday, 13 November 2011

(z20)


her first catch
12lb rainbow ~
breaks the line

© Gerald England

Composed: Rotorua 22nd March 2001

Unpublished

Friday, 11 November 2011

(z19)


vineyard stay
woken by harversters
at 6 a.m.

© Gerald England

Composed: Rotorua 22nd March 2001

Unpublished

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

(z17)

New Zealand customs
before letting us in
they wash our shoes

© Gerald England

Composed: Christchurch, 3rd March 2001

Unpublished

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

(z16)


long-beaked birds
scavange under tables
Botanic café

© Gerald England


Composed: Singapore, 1st March 2001

Unpublished

Monday, 7 November 2011

(z15)


weaving in and out
of the heavy traffic
Singapore trishaws

© Gerald England

Composed: Singapore, 1st March 2001

Unpublished

Sunday, 6 November 2011

tanka 32


the Hindu temple
through the open doorway
people at prayer
over them in a dark sky
sickle moon and Jupiter

© Gerald England

Composed: Singapore, 1st March 2001

Publication

2017 Cosmopetry (Internet)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

(z14)

inflight snooze
snatches of conversation
blend obtusely

© Gerald England

Composed: en route to Singapore, 28th February 2001

Unpublished

Friday, 4 November 2011

(z11)

blinded
by low January sun
Paris to Hades

© Gerald England

Composed: Holmfirth, 13th January 2001

Publication

2012 Time Haiku (UK)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Eclipse Sequence

ECLIPSE SEQUENCE

January 9th 2001

*

bright full moon
shines through thin cloud
~ a plane flies over

*

the shadow bites ~
level with big planets
Capella shines

*

four-fifths gone
more stars appear
Venus fades

*

from her sick-bed
my wife watches the action
on television

*

frosty night ~
deep red disc
in Gemini

*

light rays spread
to Pollux and Castor
~ crescent emerges

*

half moon
Procyon and Sirius
twinkle low

*

small shadow left
the biting wind
sends me indoors

*

the whole moon
south in winter sky
~ curtains close

*

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 9th January 2001

Publications

2001 ROMANIAN CONTEMPORARY ASTROPOETRY 2001 (Targoviste, SARM)
2006 Other Voices (Internet)
2007 Ackworth born, gone West (Internet)

*****

SECVENTELE ECLIPSEI
de Gerald England
(in romaneste de Andrei Dorian Gheorghe)

*

luminoasa luna plina
straluce prin nor subtire-
un avion zboara deasupra-i

*

umbra musca
nivel cu mari planete
Capella straluceste

*

patru-cinci duse
mai multe stele apar
Venus se ofileste

*

din patu-i de boala
sotia mea priveste actiunea
la televizor

*

noapte inghetata
disc rosu adanc
in Gemenii

*

raze de lumina se raspandesc
spre Castor si Pollux-
crescente rasarind

*

luna jumatate
Procyon si Sirius
licaresc incet

*

mica umbra scade
vantul muscator
ma trimite inauntru

*

luna intreaga
sud in cer de iarna-
cortinele se trag


Publications

2001 Astronautica (Romania)
2002 SARM News (Internet)
2007 Ackworth born, gone West (Internet)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

(s27)

above snow-clouds
Jupiter - Saturn - Venus
this clear Christmas night

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 25th December 2000

Publication

2001 Spin (New Zealand)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

(s25)

huddled at the door
at the end of a long lead
dog on the lawn

© Gerald England

Composed: Gee Cross, 13th December 2000

Unpublished