Site Update


Welcome! Thank you for visiting.

As you can see, I have been experimenting with haiku and a few related forms for some years. I hope you enjoy what you find. Please comment freely or get in touch.

I will be adding more haiku soon, and also joining some communities for prompts and to stretch myself.

In the meantime, please bear with me as I update categories, titles, and other things that did not transfer correctly or as well as I might like from my old home on Tumblr.

Wm. Rhosyr

Finals & Vacation

Dear Faithful Readers,

I regret that finals week finds my haiku queue empty. Rest assured that the experiences of this week with tests, papers, and orals will give me much to write about, as will the joyous celebration of Christmas that follows on the heels of this academic purgatory.

Thus your patience is appreciated until I can write more haiku.

Wm. Rhosyr

Free Haiku

autumn wind in leaves

pierces the skin moves the soul

the voice of God felt

breeze from heaven stirs within

dust takes flight and life renewed

whence this dust so thick does lie?

dirt of evil, sin, and death?

grime of haste lies thick on all

covers life lived without pause

voice of God foul dust does blow

open windows, send dust hence

uncover gifts, long unseen

discover life, long unlived

take dust, restore life

blest gust from heaven blow on

autumn’s leaves now fall

Not exactly a haiku or tanka, but something in between!

Written at the end of a silent retreat.