Three Haikus

by James Roderick Burns

With equal grace
light falls on both crow
and chorister

almost soot-free
half a mile from town

Just as good –
the printed snow-goose’s
wild inky honks


Artist: Peter Griffin

James Roderick Burns is the author of three short-form collections, most recently The Worksongs of the Worms (2018). His work has appeared in The Guardian, The North, The Scotsman and a range of other publications. He lives in Edinburgh and serves as Deputy Registrar General for Scotland.