on dust (haiku 10530)


dust is a must we

have to contend with; best swept

under the carpet

chelsea (haiku 10529a)


colour and beauty;

display and envy; it’s that

chelsea time of year

your future (haiku 10529)


measure twice cut once

play with freedom’s bias; pray –

tailor your future

open window (haiku 10528)


through open window

persistent wasp buzzes in –

ready for the kill

april teases (haiku 10527)


april teases us

with showers that never come;

lets the dust settle

head space (haiku 10526)


weeding and digging

quietly turning the earth

clearing some head space

made in italy (haiku 10524)


made in italy

unglazed terracotta pots

from one earth only

heat haze (haiku 10523)


jam muffled sound drowns

traffic outside; spring heat haze

enters hotting up

favourite smell (haiku 10521)


sweet cuttings release

gardeners’ favourite smell

and hayfever hell

ash muddies the waters (haiku 10521)


last of cheerfulness;

blast of fearfulness as ash

muddies the waters