Monday, February 1, 2016

Haiku by Niall McDevitt


from Jerusalem Haiku


15

       x
     tians
                photoing walls
groups from Korea, Ireland, Peru
click-crusaders



16
platform above all platforms

         esplanade
         higher than esplanades
                                                       clear


21
rainsweepers

                      Khan-al-Zeit

broom waterwaves to conduits



22
torn drapings

vegetable sellers squat on cardboard palettes

                                  bruised women



24
                                           graves

thousands on the terraces

                          white-washed

                                          Kidron beds




Niall McDevitt is a London-based poet, author of two collections, b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo(International Times, 2013), both of which included haiku sequences.  He is an urban explorer who does literary walks on Shakespeare, Blake, Rimbaud, Yeats and others.  He is currently writing a book about Jerusalem.  He blogs at poetopography.wordpress.com




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