Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

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Archive for the month “November, 2021”

Seeking true north (with a nod to Ryokan)

By Sam Fischer (stanzas 1, 3, 5) and Bill Waters (stanzas 2, 4, 6)

my feet go on walking
my mind goes on wandering
and my feet go on walking

the clouds above
the grass below

a ladybug tags along
a friend looking
for a ride

last night’s inn
so far behind . . .
ahead an upland cabin

waning day, settled
smile on my face

beaming down on me
a Buddha moon . . .
dreaming with eyes open

Published in Vines, issue 5 (https://hedgerowpoems.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/vines-5.pdf), page 19, on 11/11/21.

Sam Fischer’s debut chapbook, Short Cycles:

–> https://www.amazon.com/Short-Cycles-Toho-Publishing-Chapbook/dp/1733657584

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PING!

By Zee Zahava (stanzas 1, 3, 5) and Bill Waters (stanzas 2, 4, 6)

4 a.m.
the house settles
with a solid thump

the sizzle and pop
of eggs frying

just before shutting
the computer — PING! —
incoming e-mail

laundry day . . .
the huffing breath
of the steam iron

tuning the new radio
nothing but static for the longest time

false dusk
and the tinkle of sleet . . .
dozing over a book

Published in Vines, issue 5 (https://hedgerowpoems.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/vines-5.pdf), page 18, on 11/11/21.

About Zee Zahava:

–> http://zeezahava.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html

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Point A to point B


Published in Tinywords: Haiku and Other Small Poems (https://tinywords.com/2021/11/06/36227/), 11/6/21.

Body haiku

flip-flops in October —

the sparkle of

her toenails


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2021/11/body-haiku.html), 11/1/21.

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