Thrum & Thread | Haiku

Good morning folks,

I seem to have seasonal dysphoria. Here are a couple of haiku from Spring and Autumn respectively…



From ponderous skies,

Flecks spattering onto tin.

Thrumming crescendo.



Honeysuckle thread

‘Round bird’s nest and hawthorn weaves.

Pale, hedgerow stitches.

Things I’ve enjoyed reading this week…

The Quad‘ is a poem I stumbled across at Mindfoxblog. It is a piece of writing which addresses climate change in a particularly forthright manner. A really heartfelt piece well worth a moment of your time.

I struggled to pick out just one post from Sam H. Arnold’s blog, stocked to the brim as it is with short stories, non-fiction pieces, and writing advice. I ended up choosing the latter for this link. I’ve played around with the idea of a Medium account as a sibling for this blog for a while. If I do decide to go down that route, I could do a lot worse than reading some of Sam’s excellent advice.

*Thanks for reading, folks. Pictures courtesy of Airdrie on Flickr 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

4 thoughts on “Thrum & Thread | Haiku

  1. Awww sorry to hear about the dysphoria Matthew. Sending hugs. Maybe it’s the waxing moon, too? A bit of unrest before completion; good things on the way…
    Either way it seems to have generated a perfect symbiote of daiku here. So you’ve cheered and thrummed my day. I got a good gut level rumble out of the first. Lightning’d by the threaded honeysuckle in the second… “Pale, hedgerow stitches.” just perfect… Love.

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