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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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'Writing from the heart of Devon'


Welcome to the writing of P.J. Reed

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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 Haiku Collections

Her first haiku collection, Haiku Nation, is a magical collection of powerful modern haiku.

'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. 
The Seasons comprise of a sensitive exploration of the changes of nature throughout the year. This series of poems reflect a deep investigation into the ways of nature and her poetry makes you look at nature with an altered perspective. The haiku ‘see the warm rain drops’ is a dramatic, sensitive reinterpretation of a seemingly normal occurrence. While the poem, ‘gunnera ripples’ offers a beautiful image of the poet caught in a spring shower while walking. 
The poet uses the concept of the seasons as a metaphor for the progress of people’s life gently moving from the genteel progress of autumnal existence in ‘elderly couples’ to the fatality of winter and ‘little grey cloud cries’. This concept is handled with great delicacy and beauty is found in all stages of life’s journey. 
The Wanderings section reflects this poet’s love of travel with poems written from her visits to Kefalonia, Crete and the Far East. The solitude of the poetic existence is also remarked upon in several haiku such as ‘alone sea watching’ when a beautiful moment is captured forever in words.' Review by Nick Armbrister 

Her winter haiku work entitled, Frozen Haiku is a thought-provoking collection of imaginative, visually stunning haiku. This collection explores the magical transformations, discoveries, and interactions with nature as winter tightens her grip over the sleeping landscape.

Haiku Yellow is a breathtaking collection of stunning images captured and written in haiku verse from the contemporary English poet P.J. Reed. 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. The world in springtime is a joyful place full of possibilities and hope. P.J. Reed has looked into the beauty of a world reborn and clothed in yellow springtime glory. 

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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