Our guest haiku poet this week is Dr Tim Gardiner, who you might remember from Episode 9. Currently Tim is writer in residence at the Munnings Museum in Essex in the UK. 

Interestingly, on the 16th of May the Museum is having a women’s poetry evening. For details and ticket information click here.

Since Episode 9 I’ve spotted some great haiku by Tim in other publications, such as Presence, and The International Women’s Haiku festival. I’m sure there will be more that I haven’t seen. Congratulations Tim I’ve really enjoyed reading your work.

Today Tim is giving us another example of Ekphrasis, (a verbal describtion of a visual work of art). If you would like more information on Ekphrasis you can  hear more on Episode 17 of the Podcast.

In this instance, Tim is describing  A barge on the Stour at Dedham”.

abandoned barge

grass tussocks fill

the emptiness

Does it give you a sense of loneliness?

Thank you Tim. I hope my reading did it justice.

If you would like to know more about Tim, click here.

Week 24: The Guest Haiku from Dr Tim Gardiner

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