Hum and Hover | Haiku

Good morning folks,

a couple of haiku from the Ayrshire springtime…


Amber gorse ablaze

Atop thorny shards of green.

Humming from within.


Spring warmth. Dappling breeze.

Beating sun belies cold rush.

Toes, en pointe, hover.

Things I’ve read this week…

Congrats to my friend Tom Burton, who has achieved his first publication this week, with ‘Warfighter, Peacemaker’ featuring in Spillwords. A well-deserved success and the first of what I am sure will be many more.

‘Visitation’ is a neat little piece at Wibble. There is a wonderfully poised ending to the piece which leaves us looking at the stars. The piece has a melancholic feel to it and is so simply and confidently written. I thought it was fantastic.

Thanks for reading, folks. Photos are from the Ayrshire countryside which I’ve explored a lot more of recently due to a need to exercise the kids and make use of our one walk a day.

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 doctoral student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.

Not necessarily in that order.

16 thoughts on “Hum and Hover | Haiku

  1. I felt the same as Annie… that line! I could picture the toes, for me I pictured little children’s toes.

    Both beautiful. Here the gorse is just beginning to flower now! I don’t know why it’s later than broom… neato though. xoxo

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      1. Awww!! That is so wonderful. Happy the weather’s good there. It’s been a bit cloudy and rainy lately here, but we still go walking each day. :))

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