Root and Ray | Haiku

Morning all,

We’re in and out of the shadows, up and down the munros this morning with a couple of haiku…

Puck’s Glen, Argyll and Bute


Deep-cut defile sinks

Past pine roots, claggy moss, and

Into timeworn pools.

View from Ben Vane


Huddled from the sun,

Furrowed snow in shadow lies.

Spring rays reaching up.

Things I’ve read this week…

Hermione Laake has written a fantastic piece of free verse called ‘These Hands‘. It is a lovely bit of writing which examines the travails, achievements, and history that our hands can tell.

Gabriela Marie Milton is an award winning author previously featured in Spillwords. Her piece ‘If I say I Love You‘ is a haunting, beautiful piece which will stay with you long after you have clicked away from it. The prose is perfectly weighted and not a word is wasted.

*Thanks for reading, folks. The image of Puck’s Glen is courtesy of 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 a PhD student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.

Not necessarily in that order.

27 thoughts on “Root and Ray | Haiku

  1. Beautiful, and very happy I am to see them spring from the wintered roots of WP at last. :))
    Those recommends sound great too, will definitely check them out. xoxo

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      1. Yay. You know I always love your daiku. Also, I have to say I love your short reviews! I read those pieces and your words for them are spot on!

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  2. Oh to be up on top of the world with the wind blowing away the cobwebs! But that’s where your words take us and what our imaginations are for. 🙂
    I’ll check out your recommendations too.

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