Blush and Barley | Haiku

Good morning readers,

A couple of haiku as we come to the tail end of summer…

Blush and barley


Robin’s blush, wren’s song.

Quivering leaves concealing

Dawn pageantry.


Blush and barley 2


Tall, becrowned barley,

Bowing obsequiously

Under wind’s duress.


Sites I’ve enjoyed this week…

Graham McQuade is a Southport-based artist who works in watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastels, wood, ceramics, and probably anything else you care to name. The kind of man whose array of talents might provoke jealousy were he not such a gentleman, Graham can be relied upon to fill your WordPress feed with glorious paintings on a regular basis.

Lauren Kosa’s is a Northern Virginia-based writer whose fantastic piece of micro fiction, ‘Skin Like Snake’, evokes every budding writer’s nightmare. Some fantastic imagery and well worth a click.

Thanks for reading. Pictures courtesy of Pxhere and and Max Pixel.

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

18 thoughts on “Blush and Barley | Haiku

  1. Thanks for the mention, Matthew. When I first read the link I instantly suspected the sarcastic trotterprint of my troll. It was only when I backtracked it I realised it was from you. Such is my paranoia. Thanks again for the kind words.

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  2. This is my second attempt;WP didn’t accept me the first time.

    These are lovely images—both written and photographed. They are a welcome refresher for me, as I’ve just posted an effort to encourage conversation in the hopes of finding common ground in combatting climate change. We must protect what you’ve so beautifully presented to us.

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  3. I loveeee the Romantic age feel to “Blush”… a kind of demure sensuality.
    Also the “becrowned” vs “bowing” juxtaposition in “Barley.” Lovely tension in the duo, and the gorgeous photos… a perfect pairing.

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