Tim Gardiner

Born 1978, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.
Manningtree, Essex, United Kingdom.

Dr Tim Gardiner is an ecologist, poet and children's author from Manningtree in Essex, UK. His haiku have been published in over 100 print and online magazines and he has been widely anthologised. His first collection of haiku and senryu, On the Edge, was published by Brambleby Books in 2017.
Personal webpage http://www.essexfieldclub.org.uk/portal/p/Insect+poetry.


Christmas Eve
just one more
childhood lie

Ink Sweat and Tears, December 2016

past the basho tree sumo on a bike

The Mainichi, December, 2016

a phone rings
in an empty office
poet's day

Financial Times, October, 2014, republished in Haiku in the Workplace 

basho's house
damn it
another frog

Failed Haiku Volume 2, Issue 14, March 2017

smuggler's coracle
I poach a smile
from your lips

Blithe Spirit 27.3, November 2017

lone ranger riding in and out of love

Blithe Spirit 27.3, November 2017

getting the hell
out of dodge

Failed Haiku Volume 2, Issue 23, November 2017 

I let her
into my life
Trojan Horse

Blithe Spirit 28.1, February 2018

empty tomb
the footprints of those
who came before

Under the Basho, 2018

on my desk
paper tigers

Prune Juice 17, November 2015

for once
jazz seems appropriate
the bar half full

Prune Juice 18, March 2016 

donkey ride
a boy carried away
from his father

Presence 56, October 2016

his childhood a mirror to my own

Failed Haiku Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016