Friday, February 17, 2017

Haiku--By Ralph Stott--England

the berried holly tree
a mother scolds a child

standing to attention
steel pin through
a poppy petal

a scaffolding tower
standing angel

scaling the steps
sounds of
a fiddle

facing the cathedral
an apartments line
of bed linens 

Ralph Stott was born in Kent, England in 1957. He is married and has two daughters.  He studied design at the Medway College of Design in the mid-70's. Expressing ideas through the written/visual media, has always interested him. Ralph began to dedicate more time to poetry with The Writers and Poetry Alliance, in particular the 'Stylists' forum, over the last 3 years. He has self published one book called Legends For Lunchtime; a collection of short stories and has a second book pending called The Sounding.


  1. very eerie but nicely done best wishes,angelee

  2. Dear Ralph,
    Thank you for these challenging haiku.
    These were fun to read and to ponder.

  3. thank you for writing, it is appreciated. The compositions inspired in Genoa Italy are a little 'not of this world' or eerie; the nature of medieval cities and their history. Ralph

  4. Nice collection, thank you for sharing.

  5. I like the message in all five of these Haiku Ralph. Your a good writer. I use to write a lot of these, but stopped writing them because there only titile was Haiku. So I envented the Triodyne for these short important messeges which has a title. if your intrested
    they are on my first whispers post.