‘Little Rock’:

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
-Bill Gates

‘Little Rock’,

Washed upon the county shore,

Battered and bruised.

A journey from land a-far,

A baton passed:

‘Little Rock’.


‘Little Rock’,

Sturdy and strong,

Bedding the river.

Withstanding the current,

Ancient carved stone,

‘Little Rock’.



This poem is based upon someone’s ancestry and name (with their permission of course). Please do not copy or reproduce this poem without permission…


The haiku writing competition has been carried on…

The haiku may be follow the normal syllable pattern 5 7 5 or traditional Japanese style. For assistance with this click here.

The competition will run up to the 20th of December and may follow any theme. The winner’s work will be published on my blog and I will link to them in all posts for a fortnight.
To enter, either message me your entry using the contacts section or alternatively, email me:


Thank you for taking part!