_Bliss_ by Jane Beal

Bliss

My new haiku micro-chapbook, Bliss,
is now available from Origami Poems.

BLISS

sunset over Wales
a girl looks through the window
of a speeding train

from a tower-top
in a big, modern city
the medieval bridge

walking down the hill
to Indian food in Leeds
the blue hydrangea

Museum Gardens
a Yorkshire hedgehog waddles
under a green bush

at Castle Howard
little, brown butterflies
dance in the heather

an old woman sits
on the park bench by herself –
the river flows by

jb

 (Britain, 2019)

  • You can click, download, print, fold, and cut this micro-chap into your own little book! Directions here.

 

 

“absence” by Jane Beal

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My haiku sequence, “absence” now appears in Frogpond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America 42.1 (2019): 69.

absence

my father gathers
blackberries from thick brambles –
old hands scratched by thorns

we watched the sunset
by the sea at summer’s end –
now, rain is falling

white hospital room
with no view from the window –
the last time I saw him

jb