4.56am, a gale outside

The heavy rain of the past 24 hours has turned into strong winds with rain still in the air – I woke at 3.30am and decided that, yes, the orchids hanging from the verandah eaves really needed to be taken down and put under cover. Back to bed but, despite my best efforts, not to sleep … so here I am.

Recently published work:

almost autumn              the hum of sunflowers

The Heron’s Nest, XVI: 2

                                                          winter the colour of a cow’s tongue

A Hundred Gourds, 3:3 (one of two haiku in the issue)

Recent award:

first autumn colour –
given the heirloom
meant for my sister

– Honourable Mention, Betty Drevniok Award (Canada)