Tracy Davidson lives in Warwickshire, England, and enjoys writing poetry and flash fiction. Her work has appeared in various publications and anthologies, including: Mslexia, Modern Haiku, Atlas Poetica, A Hundred Gourds, The Right-Eyed Deer and Notes from the Gean. Apart from writing, Tracy enjoys reading crime novels, entering competitions, photography and travel.
my son playing the strings
of his kite
MDW says: The metaphor of the melody finds its expression in the kite strings. It’s rare for overt metaphor to work well in haiku, but I feel it works successfully here because the poem can be read in a non-metaphorical way, too, where the kite string is not being played “musically.”.
among the pines
I answer the call
MDW says: A pleasing and simple interaction with nature.
a newborn lamb bleats
nuzzles the silent one
MDW says: A scene of pathos that is easily applicable to human situations as well.
I am no longer alone
with my shadow
MDW says: Is this a poem of fear or safety? The ambiguity gives us something to ponder.