December 2003, Volume 1, Number 6

Caroline Gourlay

Caroline lives with her husband on the Welsh border and has written and published poetry all her life, winning prizes for haiku (The James Hackett Award in '96) and tanka (4 included in the Tanka Splendor Awards of 1997). A member of the BHS for nine years she edited Blithe Spirit from 1998-2000. She is a member of the Haiku Society of America and a Patron of the Ledbury Poetry Festival. Publications include - Windblown Leaves (BHS Intimations pamphlet 1997), Crossing the Field (Redlake Press 1995), Reading all Night (Hub Press 1999), Through The Café Door (Snapshots 2000) and Against the Odds (Hub Press 2001).

your voice falters -
the low wooded hills fade
into the distance


buttering beans -
trying to find the words
to make them taste


early morning mist
gathering in the lane
cow parsley


napping on the bank -
a small stream trickles
through the afternoon


winter chill -
catching the look
in your eye


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