Marion Clarke is a writer and artist from Warrenpoint, Ireland. Her poetry has appeared in print anthologies, online journals and ezines including Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, Notes from the Gean, A Hundred Gourds, Prune Juice and Shamrock Journal. In 2012, she received a Sakura Award in the Annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival haiku contest and her latest work has been showcased in two recent publications – AHA, the American Haiku Association’s anthology and Bamboo Dreams – the first national collection of haiku from Ireland published by Doghouse Books.

 

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early shift—
construction workers stop
to watch the sunrise

 

MDW says: It must be quite the sunrise! Or perhaps it’s just ordinary, but the workers still appreciate it, and so can we on reading this poem.

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summer job . . .
in a French lavender field
everyone humming

 

MDW says: I can also hear the humming of bees, but what matters is the contentment of good work in a pleasing location.

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