Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

Haiku + Tanka, Haibun, Rengay, Shahai, & More

Public library

public library

the little girl skips

to the door

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Two haiku

walking side by side
they talk
on their cell phones
napping on the sofa —
two curled-up cats
napping on me

Published in The Village News (the monthly newsletter of The Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, Pa.), 1/2020.

The poem “napping on the sofa” first appeared in Brass Bell, 2015.

One in French

juste assez froid
pour geler les flaques . . .
lune cubiste

just cold enough
for puddles to freeze . . .
cubist moon

Published in the French/English haiku database Temps Libres (, January 2020. Translation by Serge Tomé.

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Subway sax

Subway Sax


Published in DailyHaiga (, 12/10/19.

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Pouring rain

pouring rain

on a warm autumn day . . .

birds calling

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End of the line

end of the line —

railway carriage

rusting on the tracks

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Three bright leaves

after the wind storm

three bright leaves

on the twisted crabapple tree

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Laundry day


Laundry Day

Published in DailyHaiga (, 11/12/19.

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Miniature Film Festival, 2019

My 34-second video poem “Mixed Signals” was shown yesterday evening at the 5th-annual Miniature Film Festival, in Vancouver!

The filmfest offered a program of 46 videos of 60 seconds or less on the theme of hope (broadly interpreted). “It was a fun time and the audience really enjoyed your films!” said MFF organizer Robert David Duncan.

So if you have half a minute, I invite you to take a look at my contribution to the event, “Mixed Signals” — a quick hit of poetry to amuse and (perhaps) intrigue you! To view the video, just click this link:  ;- )

Laurels: Official Selection

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stretching toward the sun

the ginkgo tree

and me

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