Roger WatsonRoger Watson

Born: 1955 in Aberdeen, UK
Living: Kingston-upon-Hull, UK
Roger Watson is a biologist, nurse and academic editor working at the University of Hull, UK. He was born and raised in Scotland and has lived in many parts of the UK and Ireland. He travels extensively in China and the Far East. He is married with eight children

Haiku blog: https://haikuflyku.blogspot.co.uk/


 

weekend over
the clank
of recycling bins

Failed Haiku #39

I quit
the meeting
at ‘low hanging fruit’

Failed Haiku #39

coffee grinder
awake
before the smell

Failed Haiku #39

the removal men
laughing
at our wobbly bed

Failed Haiku #41

hotel elevator
no eye contact
unwritten rules

Failed Haiku #41

my son
now opening jam jars
for me

Failed Haiku #41

evening train
racing its shadow
home

Blithe Spirit 29.1

optician's bill
unable to read
the small print

cattails April 2019

high spirits
in the sanatorium
infectious laughter

cattails April 2019

admiring the crocuses
I step
on dog poo

Under the Basho  2019

long rows
of white stones
soldiers’ last dreams

Under the Basho 2019

Northern Lights
don’t spoil it with
an explanation

Under the Basho 2019

handing over
the wrong currency
jet-lag

Under the Basho 2019

first date
online
she had no accent

Failed Haiku  #38

before sending
I check the grammar
in my sympathy note

Failed Haiku  #38

murder mystery night
killing
time

Failed Haiku  #38

my mother’s funeral
how much better than me
they all know her

Failed Haiku #37

going
with the flow
urinal spider

Failed Haiku #36

peeing in the snow
not quite
my full name

Failed Haiku #36

post office queue
the smell
of paper

Failed Haiku  #37

antique shop
the smell
of opportunity

ephemerae Volume1, C (2018)

hotel lobby
making an early start
smokers and runners

Failed Haiku  #36

funeral plans
even here
economies of scale

25th HSA Anthology 2018

family gathering
all eyes
on i-Pads

Presence 61, May 2018

airport fly
arriving
or departing?

Poetry Pea website 19 June 2018

watch hands
no fingers
pointing to time

Blithe Spirit 27.3, August 2017

rosary beads
smooth and polished
decades of my life

Poetry Pea website 29 August 2018

rising river steam
cathedral bells chime
out of synch

Blithe Spirit 27.3, November 2017

at the junction
only my mood changes
broken lights 

Blithe Spirit 28.2, May 2018

scrolling down
to my age group . . .
. . . the last

ephemerae 1, A, April 2018

Monopoly
the family fight
over fake money

ephemerae 1, A, April 2018

silent shredder
graveyard
of all my thoughts

Commended, Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award 2018