I run past the memorial bench by the lake and up Eve Hill. After a brief moment to catch my breath on the summit, I descend into a birch wood before emerging on a green lane carpeted with ash leaves. I maintain the fast tempo, before the lonely chapel by Bunker’s Hill is reached. My running watch says four miles. I stop.
Dr Tim Gardiner is an ecologist, poet and children's author from Manningtree in Essex, UK. His haiku have been published in literary magazines including Frogpond, Modern Haiku and The Heron's Nest. His first collection of haiku, On the Edge, was published in 2017. Tim's debut children's book, The Voyage of the Queen Bee, was published by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2016.