Somewhere Else Writers (SEW) November 2020 Norman Smith

Norman Smith

Two poems related to love and National Poetry Day are featured in this month’s Ciren Scene.

They are the work of Norman Smith, whose lifetime interest in all things Japanese has led to a fascination with the haiku – a Japanese poem made up of 17 syllables in three lines of five, seven and five syllables.

Norman trained as an engineer but always had more of an interest in the Arts. He lived within an art community for ten years in St. Ives, Cornwall where he ran a small gallery showing his wife Helen McLuckie’s paintings. He says he is drawn to the Haiku form of poetry because it distils the image in a minimum number of words.

To read the poems go to cirenscene.com. More stories and poems can be found at somewhere-else-writers.org.

Haiku by Norman Smith


(related to love)

                                                        caught in your eyes
                                                       we disappear together
                                                     years to spend dreaming


(related to National Poetry Day)

                                                            talking around the fire
                                                               our human spirit
                                                             distilling into poetry

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