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Sunday, 22 July 2018

"Precious Moment" haiga

Copyright © Res Burman 23rd May 2018

With thanks to Kah Yiin and Siew Chin for a lovely visit.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

"Gentle Rain" haiku

A gentle rain falls
On the great and small alike
The smell of summer

Words Copyright © Res Burman 21st July 2018

Picture by kind permission of my dear friend
Gerti Steinwender
but if it offends any copyright please
contact me and I shall take it down.

"Saint Crispin's Day"

Be gentle with me
I whispered too quietly
It fell on deaf ears

Copyright © Res Burman 21st July 2018

"He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."

Shakespear's Henry V

Thursday, 19 July 2018

"John Steinbeck's Pencil" haiku

Blackwing 602
Half the pressure, twice the speed
John Steinbeck's pencil

Copyright © Res Burman 19th July 2018

"Scribbler's Delight" haiku

John Steinbeck's fav'rite
A Palomino Blackwing
A scribbler's delight

Copyright  © Res Burman 19th July 2018

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

"Bad Planning"

It's all down to Bad Planning!
I thought that I'd live fast,
Die young
And leave a beautiful memory!

But plans went awry.
I'm now too old to die young!
And even my memory
Is already fading!

They say that old age
Never arrives unaccompanied!
It brings all this other crap
Along with it!

So the aches and pains,
These tumours and diabetes,
These difficulties breathing
And peeing.

Are all down to Bad Planning
Not Old Age at all
Because... believe it or not,
I'm getting younger every day!

Copyright © Res Burman 17th July 2018

Monday, 11 June 2018

"Evening Musings" (haiku and tanka)

Evening sun warm
Upon my old aching bones
Green tea from the East

Pilgrim soul at rest
Summer sun shines on my step
Now seems far enough

Too old to wander
Yet this summer breeze stirs me
Gypsy in my soul

I have seen such scenes
As sun rises on jungles
Seen the Hornbill fly

Listened to the Gibbon’s calls
Like birdsong among the trees

Copyright © Res Burman 11th June 2018