New Student Feature: Siddy

February, the month of the Hallmark monetization of “love” and all things like it, brings feature to a young writer who shares two pieces of romantic inkling, one of which is a haiku with a suggestion relevant to any one of us that engages with others – and for that reason, I have included it…

New Newness [an update] & Haiku

2015 arrived in an unexpectedly delighted way that seemed to promise that hope is not all bad to carry. It’s also bringing a few new delights for my lovely little site, which, as of January 8, will have reached the end of its first year. Including a new site name (please note: SharkeySpeaks.com), moving forward,…

a haikai (hokku, haiku) and a brief lesson

A haikai is a series of haiku, set off on the theme of the opening haiku, the hokku. How quick and easy that was. (This reminder) (1.) Background of my phone, two lovers… he kisses her, she beams total joy. (2.) Forever tender; Always, they are suspended in love you can’t touch. (3.) The day…

Polar Vortex? Poems to the earth.

In honour of my snowed day off, I revived a few old pieces that toyed in structure and playfulness. These were originally written for exhibit at an Earth Day festival several years ago. Enjoy: Man’s Proud Proclamation Celebrating the Union of Earth and Man : Or, Sonnet 1 love letters to the earth (haiku) I…