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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Dennis Tomlinson lives in London, UK. His poems have been published in many anthologies, magazines including Lunar Poetry, Blithe Spirit and Time Haiku and on the Ink, Sweat and Tears website. He dips in and out of haiku.

Dennis Tomlinson


Morning, Kingston-upon-Thames

Over a pedestrian street
hang Christmas swags and switched-off lights.

An occasional customer
checks the dresses in John Lewis.

By the church a bearded loner
shouts, 'That's all I know about it!'

Claws of cloud strike at the blue sky:
pigeons scatter, hair gets muddled.

In the small museum Muybridge
shows the breadth of San Francisco.