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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day —

the sun sleeps late

too

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Three on winter

dug in

against the wind:

fence posts

 

feeling quiet . . .

raindrops

and the sound of raindrops

 

ladling soup

and steam . . .

this sunbeam


Published in Akitsu Quarterly: Winter 2017 (http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html), 12/6/17.

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Haiku for November 18, 2017

an afternoon

of windy rain

— and a migraine


Making art out of something unpleasant… Hey, why not, right?  :- )

Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/12/haiku-written-on-november-18-2017.html), 12/1/17.

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Fluttering

all around the sleeping cat

shadows of birds

fluttering

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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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Cubist moon

just cold enough

for puddles to freeze . . .

cubist moon


Published in Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku, fall 2017.

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Three in German

zerspritzendes Licht
der kleine Spatz
im Vogelbad

splashing light
the little bird
in the birdbath
Regenunterbrechung . . .
über dem gefrorenen Teich dieser
schwere Nebel
a break in the rain . . .
over the frozen pond
this heavy mist
sie wachsen
auf unserem Fenster:
Frostfarne
they grow
on our window:
frost ferns

Published in (and translated by) the German/English e-zine Chrysanthemum, issue 22, pages 59 and 61, on 10/18/17.

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Body haiku

hitchhiker:

this ladybug

on my hand

 

pointing —

the little girl follows

her finger


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/10/body-haiku.html), 10/1/17.

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Castle ruins

castle ruins . . .

behind some ivy

a door


Published in Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems, issue 120, 9/22/17.

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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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