Lesley Walter, valued member of the Red Dragonflies, sadly passed away on 21st May. Lesley came from a background of mainstream poetry where she was a very well-respected poet. With this grounding, she brought a fresh and innovative spirit to haiku. She had a wonderful sense of humour and was rigorous both in her questioning of haiku ‘rules’ and in her comments on others’ work. The group greatly appreciated her frankness. We will miss her poetry, her insight and her friendship.
the way that little girl skipped
when her mum said yes