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Archive for the month “November, 2017”

Fluttering

all around the sleeping cat

shadows of birds

fluttering

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Passages

A Rengay by Annette Makino & Bill Waters

revolving door
that autumn leaf
comes round again

behind the bookcase
a secret passage

tousled roses
the garden gate
rusted open

spring break
the hallways fill
with silence

a curving dirt road
to an unlocked door

tunnel’s end
morning light bouncing off
fresh-fallen snow


Published in Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems, issue 121 (autumn 2017), page 17, on 11/14/17.

You can find out more about Annette Makino at her blog, makinostudios.com.

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Day’s end

A Rengay by Mary Kendall & Bill Waters

stillness —
violet fades
to black

the scratch of a match
as I strike it

a flicker
of memory starts
then stops

turn of the tide . . .
how hard it is
to let go

a limb of driftwood
pulled back to sea

fair nights or foul
the lighthouse beam
shining


Published in Skylark Tanka Journal, issue 5:2 (winter 2017), page 104, on 11/3/17.

You can find more of Mary Kendall’s superb writing at her blog, apoetintime.com.

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Two senryu

mango chutney . . .
when was it
we last ate together?

so much
so little:
time


Published in Prune Juice: A Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun, and Haiga (no. 23), page 131 (https://prunejuice.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/pj-231.pdf), 11/5/17.

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