Saturday, March 11, 2017

Haiku by Stephen Toft

year after year
that stack of wood
for a treehouse

Stephen Toft is a poet and homelessness worker who lives in Lancaster, UK with his girlfriend and their children. His first collection "the kissing bridge" was published by Red Moon Press in 2008 and in December 2016 Scars Publications released his chapbook "naming a storm: haiku and tanka."

1 comment:

  1. One of the features of haiku is that they are not sudden bang wallops but poems that build up in you.

    I'm also reminded of a British TV advert of one little girl badgering her dad to make a treehouse then make it bigger and bigger.

    He manages to do this and feels his mission is completed until his second and even younger daughter tugs at him and shows him a Princess castle plan for a treehouse. I wonder if he ever got to complete that!?

    Wonderful haiku with an image that will stay with me for years.

    Alan Summers
    President, United Haiku and Tanka Society
    Co-founder, Call of the Page