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Haiku Yellow

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Haiku Yellow  is the beauty, majesty and mystery of spring captured in haiku.'   

This collection explores the excitement and drama as the yellow of springtime bursts through the bleakness of winter throughout the Devon countryside in a series of dramatic moments captured forever in her fresh, crisp verse.

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P.J. Reed is a writer and poet from Devon, England. She holds a BAEd from Canterbury Christ Church University,  an MA from Bradford University and has dabbled in psychology with the OU. She is an outrageously eclectic writer. She writes of darkness and light. To access her dark poetry and writing visit her dark website site at  Deliciously Wicked Poetry

On this site, P.J. writes of the beauty and ethereal nature of the changing countryside in her series of haiku inspired collections, photographs, and poetry.

Her work has appeared in a wide variety of online and print magazines, books, collections and podcasts. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the National Poetry Anthology award.

Her high fantasy novel The Torcian Chronicles will be published in 2017.

Poetry Books by P.J. Reed

The Saturday Sizzler Blog

Spinning Daleks

Last Sunday I was at Somerset ComicCon, crossing the border into unknown fantasy territory. It was a huge event but surprisingly spacious and everyone had room to roam which was great. I am not one to stay chained to my author table for long so my day was broken with frequent sorties to other stands. For this event, I decided to go a little outside the author box and try to make my table less about the books and more about the Torcian experience. So I had candles, a goblet of sweets, and my dogeared map of the two lands., which is looking more authentically battle-worn each time I have it on display.

One of the things I look forward to most at ComicCons is meeting fellow lovers of high fantasy. You meet some very interesting people. One of my favourites atSomerset was this young man who wanted to know about my magic system which was quite exciting for me to explain - I don't know if it was as exciting for him though.

I also one man came up to inquire if I had elves in my book, to which I replied that I don't have elves, dwarves, goblins or orcs, that would be a little book called Lord of the Rings! And that I have my own stable of fantastical creatures. This seemed to please him as he bought a book regardless or perhaps because of the elfless nature of my work!

Another random happening was a real live actor actually came over to me and shook my hand. He was in Rogue One - one of my favourite Star Wars films ever and I  thought do I ever wash this hand again? Needless-to-say hand has been washed but memory not deleted. When TheTorcian Chronicles is made into a movie I would love to have  Daniel Eghan in it! 

 As with all good conventions, there was a tight security with constant Daleks patrols. The funniest moment was Dalek versus wheelchair when a lady in a wheelchair was chased passed my table by a Dalek screaming. 'Exterminate! Exterminate!'

I also met Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons. I do not know anything about Game of Thrones but what I did learn was never to go round the back of a dragon as their tails have a tendency to whip unsuspecting peasants in the face!

After SomersetCon I  had the cutest message ever from a parent saying her son had taken 'The Torcian Chronicles' into his school to show his friends - which I thought was adorable :)  

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Haiku Nation by P.J. Reed

The poems in Haiku Nation offer an intoxicating insight into the ethereal world of haiku. The collection is divided into sections comprising: the Seasons, Mountains, Wanderings and Waterfalling.

Haiku

a lone daffodil
waiting by a muddied lane
first touches of spring
 
poor yellow flower
stands tall in her concrete crack
is this poverty
 
I am loneliness
the kind moon watches
and sends me a shadow friend 
 
to mourn or rejoice
the sadness of pink flowers
lost to jewels of fruit

Frozen Haiku by P.J. Reed

Frozen Haiku is a thought-provoking collection of imaginative, visually stunning haiku from the contemporary English poet P.J. Reed. This collection explores the magical transformations, discoveries, and interactions with nature as winter tightens her grip over the sleeping landscape.

The world in winter is an enchanted place. P.J. Reed has studied the changes of winter and its effects on the countryside, wildlife, and people.

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To Catch a Husband

I know I should be 
husbandised
I saw it on TV
read it in my books
modern books of
empowered princesses
fighting dragons and
saving kingdoms
while hunting husbands
with harpoons sharpened
but hunting is cruel
let them run barefoot
through concrete flowers
wild-haired and fancy-free.

by P.J. Reed