Supine and Scree | Haiku

Good morning readers,

two more haiku for consumption….


Supine 1


Staccato patter

Onto supine slates and down

into mossy gutters.




Juniper slopes lap

At scree-scattered inclines and

Snow-packed corries.


Thanks for reading folks. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia and


Matthew Richardson is a writer of short stories. His work has featured in Gold Dust magazine, Literally Stories, Near to the Knuckle, McStorytellers, Penny Shorts, Soft Cartel, Whatever Keeps the Lights On, and Shooter magazine. He is an absentee member of the Glasgow Writers Group, a PhD student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.

Not necessarily in that order.


26 thoughts on “Supine and Scree | Haiku

    1. (whoops hit enter too soon lol). Also I love this now-signature-Matthew double haiku with joint post title…. making each a three-word poem on its own… I always enjoy these post of yours so much.

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      1. โ€œCurmudgeonlyโ€ heehee. Well I think each is a gift to us all and could easily stand on its own (in every case) but I also now feel like you have invented a triptych art form which I fInd pithy indeed. Love seeing them. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

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      2. lol yes good idea. Suggested name: “Daiku”? (double + haiku, also means “capenter” in Japanese, not too bad) ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜„

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  1. Brilliant work, Matt! Looking forward to more!

    Just a heads-up (because a few other bloggers including Fandango & Pensitivity101 have written about it) โ€“ an account at Digital Ocean is reblogging different bloggersโ€™ work without their knowledge (yours and mine included); good thing we both use copyright on our posts, so that helps.
    Plenty of bloggers have already complained about it (& Digital Ocean’s responses in the comments) so hopefully itโ€™ll be addressed soon.

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    1. Thanks Tom. Just back from a trip away and back to all this controversy! Seems like you and the rest of the community have managed to bring them to rights though so thanks! Always struck me as a bizarre thing to do. What possible pleasure can there be in such blatant plagiarism?!

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      1. Looks like they’re taking steps to resolve it, but yeah – it was a general blog search website that had shared links to people’s stories & poems (without anyone agreeing for it to use them beforehand) and sometime it wouldn’t accredit the right authors. Pretty worrying for all concerned, but looks like it’s being remedied.

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