Trellis and Torture | Haiku

Happy haikuing!



Clamber and thread through

Weather-worn trellis, creeping





Through fissured whinstone,

Tortured water froths and screams.

Raucous plunge, soft spread.


***Thanks for reading folks. Photos courtesy of and wikipedia.***

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



15 thoughts on “Trellis and Torture | Haiku

  1. “Clamber and thread”… “Raucous plunge, soft spread”
    Nicely done Matthew… feels intentional, was it?
    As always, I like the juxtaposition of your two pieces, and the feeling that this is the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

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    1. Cheers Nadine. I’d like to take the credit for that circular ryhme there but unfortunately it was completely unintentional! If I ever get a publishing deal this comment will obviously be deleted and I’ll be claiming full cognisance of the technique!

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