Haiku #43 The Black Tulip

“The Black Tulip” is a historical novel and a work of Romantic poetry written by Alexandre Dumas, and first published in 1850. It helped to inspire the search in the Netherlands to create a tulip that was actually black and… Read More ›

Haiku #41 The drag of time

Time and impermanence have been two of my “bedfellows”, not in an obsessive way, but since becoming a Buddhist 25 years ago. However my post today isn’t about Buddhism, it is inspired by a link in Dwight Roth’s blog taking… Read More ›

Haiku #40 Rape!

It’s that time of year again! I’ve just emerged from battling the effects of tree pollen and now I get hit with fields of the yellow stuff! Oh how I hate Rapebreathing polluting pollenfrom bright yellow fields The Two Doctors

Haiku #39 The Coronation

The coronation of King Charles III taking place this weekend will be a global affair with every tv station focusing on it. The history of such a ceremony going back to King Edgar in 973AD will be grovelled over ad… Read More ›

Haiku #38 The Clematis

So fragile, the first clematis of Spring dares to emerge despite the risk of late frosts. What do they know? Dazzling white petalsDrink light and warmth from the sunSprings’ first clematis