Haiku August 2013, Poetry
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Haiku 09.08.2013

Not reading enough.

I seem to have forgotten

why I couldn’t stop.

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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. summerstommy2 says

    Hi Carol, this haiku resonates with me in that I too have that feeling/sense about reading when I go for periods of reading inactivity when I see the texts I want to read looking forlornly at me. You have made me reflect on my own reasons for slacking off my reading.

    • I have been reading of a sort. I’m currently writing a 4,000 word essay for my history degree and this means reading lots of historical texts, but I haven’t been reading books that I want to read.
      ‘Great Expectations’, ‘Oh Dear Sylvia’ and ‘Innocent Traitor’ all sit partly read because I have not got around to reading them in full. Once my essay is complete I will have to try and start reading a set amount each week so that I can go back to the books I love.

  2. I’ve gone through a few chunks of time where I stopped constantly reading, so I can relate. Get a new book that really appeals to you and dive right back in… 🙂

    • I have many new books. My room is teeming with so many that it resembles a library more than a bedroom. The problem is that at the moment I have an essay that is stealing all my time and I have to research for that. I bought Dawn French’s ‘Oh Dear Sylvia’ the other day though and I got a few chapter in last night. I look forward to finishing it once my essay has been handed in.

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