Monday, October 17, 2016

Haiku--By Marilyn Ward--United Kingdom

late afternoon heats
the chirp of cicadas
fills the silence 

cutting the granite
metre by metre
the glacier 

the changing rotation
of planet earth 

tears of joy
you knew not my name
yet loved me 

five rooks
against the wind
a parliament battle 

Marilyn Ward is a 62-year-old grandmother, who from childhood loved words, the language did not matter, any words would do. For the last two years, these words have been turned into poems. Her favourite form being haiku--brief, beautiful, perfectly selected, words. 


  1. Dear Marilyn,
    Welcome to Whispers. Your debut haiku medley is well-done. I like them all but especially:tears of joy.
    Blessings and hope to encounter more gifts from you.

  2. Dear Marilyn,
    It is a happiness to see your haiku here at Whispers. It shows how much you love words. Welcome and thank you for submitting.

  3. Marilyn,
    I liked these haiku, especially the one that starts out with the line, "tears of joy". Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    Davod Fox

  4. Dear Marilyn,

    It's so good to see you already have three comments on your haiku moments. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  5. Welcome to Whispers, Marilyn, and thank you for the delicious haiku. I especially enjoyed the third one. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. Thankyou all for you lovely welcome and comments on my haiku.

  7. Thankyou all for you lovely welcome and comments on my haiku.