By Scott Bailey © 2017

Sunlight pleases him
Teases him with memories
Blotting out real life

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Holding Hands

By Scott Bailey © 2016

Tiny, warm, fragile
Fingers tightly holding mine
Treasured memories

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

Let not victory
Excite you too much, karma
Has her eye on you

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

Sunset of the plain
Buffalo are running fast
Into leaden death

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

Speaker throbs with bass
Notes leap higher and higher
Feedback thrills the crowd

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The Eye

By Scott Bailey © 2017

Behold the great eye
Watching through the trees, maybe
Just a butterfly

Butterfly Wing


By Scott Bailey © 2017

The tiger curses
Beautiful, perfect pelt
The hunter’s desire



By Scott Bailey © 2017

Starlings swooping down
As they spy the big city
Wonders await them

Image by Unachicalinda from Pixabay

A Spring of Dreams – Trench



By Scott Bailey © 2013

Dancing with my wife,
last week the telegraph came:
Coughs ring round the trench.

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

I’m fresh out of spring
Beyond the long summer days
Winter is coming

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The Secret

By Scott Bailey © 2017

The ancient secret
Burns in our hearts and our blood
Obscured by sharp lies

If you really want to know the secret check out Mankind Limited

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Stroke of Midnight

The brush of midnight

Sweeps darkness across the sky

Sprinkled with white stars

In response to Scott’s Daily Prompt, Stroke of Midnight


By Scott Bailey © 2017

Silk slides on the breeze
Meets the flow of sharpened steel
Leaves a perfect tear

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Kissing the Flame

By Scott Bailey © 2017

The meteor dares
To kiss the flames of the sun
Then slingshots away

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

This car is coasting
Familiar road ahead
Time to go off-road

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Feel the space around
Everywhere that I can see
Breathe, release and live

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Discovered knowledge
Treasured sweeter than any
Teacher could serve up

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Dead enthusiasm
Passion for mundane labours
Seems to be required

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Another Anthem

By Scott Bailey © 2016

Ring the bells of life
Every heartbeat tolling on
So jingle them well

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Kingfisher fishing
Silver treasure in the dark
Ice seals the lake shut

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

The cold swallows flee
Riding currents to the south
Rivers take their time

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Never ending beach
The crashing waves repeating
Permanence missing

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Swifts swoop and dazzle
Aerobatics in the sky
Still, we watch in awe

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Stood before a wall
Dreaming of the road beyond
Still before a wall

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

You must remember
When waking from reveries
All your dreams vanish

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Let’s play with our pets
Keep them happy and content
While we milk them dry

Cold Morning

By Scott Bailey © 2016

Golden sunlight fills
The air where the songbirds spill
Their song while frost kills

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

No rhyme or reason
Bad luck keeps on reigning down
Good luck’s hard to find

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

Resting on the coast
The soothing sounds of the sea
Fill this empty shell

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

Hope holds back the tide
Stays the shifting golden sand
Thin mist arises

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Painted Ladies

By Scott Bailey © 2017

The painted ladies
Thousands fly from Africa
To be lunch for birds


By Scott Bailey © 2017

Spring showers cascade
The blackbird enjoys the hour
Worms join the party

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

The snowflake’s fate is
To melt, to make great rivers
Thus quenching the flames

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Deep Green

By Scott Bailey © 2017

I stand on the shore
Unsure. Intimidated
By the great green deep

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Green Shoots

By Scott Bailey © 2017

In the red embers
The wake of the forest fire
Fresh green shoots arise

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Shining Deep

By Scott Bailey © 2017

Darkness rules the deep
Bio-luminescence shines
Nature wins the day

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

A distant star blooms
Shining in the ancient night
Showers of starlight

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By Scott Bailey © 2017

The warm sun colours
The world like dancing daisies
Spread between the graves

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Wolf in Snow

By Scott Bailey © 2015

Hard the mud did cake
Matted fur, red blood flowing
On snow-covered wolf

Image from Pixabay


By Scott Bailey © 2021

The screech of an owl
Clouds like scratches on the moon
Mouse darts warily

For “Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 369 SCRATCH and Screech.”
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 369 SCRATCH and Screech.


By Scott Bailey © 2017

Droplet spins midair
Shimmering graceful free fall
Dashed against grey stone

A Spring of Dreams – Nation


By Scott Bailey © 2013

Kerching! Kerchang! Pow!
Our economy picks up!
Soul still desolate.


A Spring of Dreams – Butterfly


By Scott Bailey © 2014

Sod the camouflage
Be resplendent in the sun
Flutter high and shine

Photo by Scott Bailey
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The Hunter

By Scott Bailey © 2016

I am the hunter
Dance with me beneath the moon
Shafts of silver light

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Lark perched by a lake
Reflected in dark water
A train rushes by

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By Scott Bailey © 2016

Sunlight streams through clouds
Warm, cascading waterfalls
Dispelled by a breeze

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