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Jumble Box

For haiku poets, February has come to mean National Haiku Writing Month. This year, NaHaiWriMo founder Michael Dylan Welch surprised us poets by compiling many of the month’s poems, written to daily prompts, into an anthology called Jumble Box, with haiga by Ron C. Moss.

In the anthology’s introduction, Michael gives a sense of the project’s scope:

I chose this book’s 324 poems, by exactly 100 poets, for their individual resonance and poetic quality, and for their creative ways in responding to the prompts [—] some of the best from many thousands written for NaHaiWriMo in 2017.

I’ve been participating in NaHaiWriMo since 2014, and I feel fortunate indeed to have five poems of mine from this year’s event included in this delightful compilation.  :- )

falling in love
with the red hydrant:
the nosy dog

opened can —
the expensive meat
the cat won’t eat

the counter wiped
and coffee brewing . . .
I whistle a tune

a yawn
and a stretch
. . . returning to now

lost in joy
the tranquil Buddha
on our bookshelf


Published in Jumble Box, the 2017 NaHaiWriMo anthology, 9/1/17.

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2 thoughts on “Jumble Box

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #4: Bill Waters has a selection of haiku that appear in Jumble Box, the first anthology of NaHaiWriMo!

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  2. Gary Waters on said:

    They are all great!

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