Monday’s Poem


Hawthorn Haikus!

Please feel free
To breathe
To anchor
With my Hawthorn tree

By Eloise Clark


Ground me
Hawthorn tree
From your gnarled trunk
I imagine
The fairy door

By Eloise Clark


Hawthorn, strong and sharp -
or soft, gentle, pinkish-white.
Mayflower: does both.

By Sean Garvey

These beautiful little Haiku were sent to me by my sister Eloise and my good friend Sean from St Nicks. Hawthorn trees have a special place in my heart as they are tied up in folklore. I find them fascinating, beautiful and inspirational.

It is said that the Hawthorn tree marks the entrance to the world of fairies. Hawthorn brings us the May Blossom, so a perfect way to start this month, although don’t pick the blossom or you will incur the wrath of the fairies!

For more about the humble Hawthorn look out for this week’s Connect to Nature online writing class which will use the Hawthorn as the main theme.

See you then!

With best wishes,


Nb: All pictures with credit to Sean Garvey. (Many thanks Sean)

  1. Ooooo – I haven’t got the ones you mention, I will look into them. I’m slowly growing my own nature…

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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