This week Twitter has been abuzz over what is always a hot topic in the literary world. I am, of course, talking about the P-word – plagiarism. In her was-to-be-published debut collection of poems, American writer Ailey O’Toole was accused of stealing language from the work of fellow poet Rachel McKibbens. O’Toole was publicly called out by McKibbens and has subsequently had her debut collection cancelled by Rhythm and Bones Press. Since then, several other poets have come forward to claim that O’Toole has appropriated work belonging to them. The writing community, always a febrile place where plagiarism is concerned, rounded on O’Toole who issued an apology to McKibbens. So far, so ugly. Continue reading “The P-Word”
Two little snippets this morning…
Damp sheets droop under fall skies.
Not a breath of wind. Continue reading “Haikus – Breath and Dawn”
Dug out a couple of haikus this morning…
Crooked, root-beamed vault
Between oak knees bald and bowed.
Snuffles from within. Continue reading “Haikus – Snuffle and Yawn”
a couple of haikus for consumption this morning…
Rain bobs battered leaves
Waxen creases burst their banks
Roots greedily drink.
coats paint tins and pots. Ivy
tendrils ‘round rusted lock creep.
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An ethereal little haiku today on the theme of ‘billow’…
Current-borne, through seaweed drawn
Tentacles trail long.
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A little haiku this morning on the theme of ‘Grey’…
Grey smooth-shattered shale
Huddled high in wave-lashed caves
Sea foam flecks strike dark.
Here is my attempt at today’s one-word prompt of ‘large’, run courtesy of Swimmers. Thought I’d haiku this one as I’ve already posted today…
Low-slung winter sun
Rinsed large through scudding rain-cloud
Ceding hungry night.