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


David is an ecologist, based in Dublin, Ireland. He spends the vast majority of his time thinking about the natural world. He frequently finds inspiration for science and poetry in the same places. His haiku, tanka, haibun and haiga have been published in a wide variety of journals.

David J. Kelly


between Sulawesi and Java

Did worldsmiths
set fine metals
into this jewelled sea?
The islands far below
are traced with silver filigree,
as breaking waves encounter
the shallows of their reefs
and sands, from long dead corals,
shimmer like gold leaf.
The blues of sky and ocean
trick me, horizontally,
and turning from my window,
the whole world turns with me.