#BigGardenBirdWatch I will feature your published/unpublished poetry/short prose/artworks. Please include a short third person bio.

2018 JRcontest_wren-song-Traditionalcrownights_mist_Hawkhead2dwindling light crow dolmenHeron-Seashores

owl in mist-hawkhead-waleshaikujournaltwilightravens-hawkhead-waleshaikejournal

Long Tailed Titmemory-raven-cho-17.3

“Heron” is a haiga I created using a sketch with a haiku published in Seashores
“Dwindling light” is a haiga I created using an ink drawing with a haiku published in Seashores
“Crownights_mist” is from Daily Haiga
“Long Tailed Tit” is unpublished (apart from ‘twitter’)
“Memory-raven” was in Contemporary Haibun Online (cho)
“Wren-song” was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Jane Reichhold 2018 haiga contest
“Owl in mist” and “twilight ravens” are both in the Wales Haiku Journal haiga gallery.

-John Hawkhead

Eggs

I hold you up to see the eggs,
five of them, blue as April sky.
You cling on with your toddler legs,
observing them so solemnly.

Five of them, blue as April sky,
each one a fragile, freckled womb;
observing them so solemnly,
we hope that they will make it through –

each one a fragile, freckled womb,
holding an ugly, hairless thing.
we hope that they will make it through,
and in July, we’ll hear them sing.

Holding an ugly, hairless thing,
in need of food, and warmth, and love,
and in July we’ll hear them sing
of earth below, and sky above.

In need of food, and warmth, and love,
I watch you grow and learn new things
of earth below, and sky above,
and start to spread your fledgling wings.

I watch you grow and learn new things;
you cling on with your toddler legs,
and start to spread your fledgling wings:
I hold you up, to see the eggs.

Bios And Links

-John Hawkhead

front cover small shadows by John Hawkhead

http://www.albapublishing.com/#9781910185537

is a writer and illustrator whose short-form poetry has been published all over the world and has won many competitions. His book of haiku and senryu ‘Small Shadows’ is available directly from him or Alba Publishing.

Sarah Connor

lives in Devon, writes for fun and sanity, grows apples, keeps going.

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