Purple Etheree by Marion Clarke

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Marion Clarke is a writer and artist from Warrenpoint, on the east coast of Northern Ireland. She particularly enjoys studying and writing Japanese-style, short form poetry but occasionally she dabbles in other forms – mainly in case people think she that she can only write short things.

This is the first etheree she has attempted, which was inspired by irises that she moved from her grandmother’s house after she died, and replanted in her own garden. Every year, when the blooms appear, they remind her of summer days from childhood spent with ‘Granny Campbell’ sitting on the old summer seat in her back garden.

A couple of years ago, Marion took some of the irises to her art group for an exercise in acrylics. She used the resulting painting to accompany her etheree. 

More of Marion’s work can be found at http://seaviewwarrenpoint.wordpress.com/

Photo credit - Taryn, age 11.

Photo credit – Taryn, age 11.

Stunning lily found last summer on Marion's patio.

Stunning lily found last summer on Marion’s patio.

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The cover of AHA - The Anthology, produced by members of the American Haiku Association's online forum, in which six of Marion's haiku have been published.

Six of Marion’s haiku have been published in AHA – The Anthology, which was compiled by members of the American Haiku Association’s online forum.

The first national collection of haiku from Ireland, in which Marion has a series of seven poems.

The first national collection of haiku from Ireland, in which Marion has a series of seven poems.

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