Haiku – Season’s End

Hot drink on a cold day


coffees outnumber
ice cream orders
—season’s end


First Published Presence 68 November 2020

My second published haiku. I admit I didn’t try too hard, but two years between the two was possibly a bit leisurely.  I wasn’t entirely idle between the two things, as I had  ten haibun and a magazine article published in that time. And, of course, several hundred blog posts.

It’s illustrated with a cup of tea because I don’t drink a lot of coffee. I could have used the word “tea” instead of “coffee” but it seems to be a better rhythm with coffee.

The teas are from the Middleport Pottery café in Stoke on Trent, where the Great Pottery Throwdown in filmed. Well, most of it. Some of the shots are from the Gladstone Pottery Museum which has more bottle kilns to show.

10 thoughts on “Haiku – Season’s End

  1. navasolanature

    I think it’s perfectly acceptable to change your beverage for poetic licence! If I can’t have a proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee pot I would rather have a cup of tea! Lovely pottery.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      🙂 I like the way they follow the shabby chic fashion of mismatching the cups and saucers when thy have several hundred replacements just 20 yards away in the factory shop.


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