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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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This red dirt road, redux

The Mamba: Issue 4, page 60. (Haiku by Bill Waters; Haiga by Africa Haiku Network.)

The Mamba: Issue 4, page 60. (Haiku by Bill Waters; Haiga by Africa Haiku Network.)


Published in The Mamba: Journal of African Haiku (issue 4), October 15, 2017.

Also, posted on 8/3/17 on Facebook by the Africa Haiku Network as a part of its “Throwback Haiku Series” and on this blog.

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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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Water haiku

melting snowman

bows

to the sun

 

the parking lot

just wet enough

to smell of rain


Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/09/water-haiku.html), 9/1/17.

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Two on autumn

between the leaves

of this old book:

a child’s autumn

 

autumn morning . . .

breathing in

breathing out


Published in Wild Plum: A Haiku Journal, issue 3:2, pages 13 and 21, on 8/23/17.

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Cicada-song

hot noon —
cutting through everything
cicada-song

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HNA ’17: freebies

With the Haiku North America 2017 conference fast approaching, Jessica Tremblay — author of Old Pond Comics and official cartoonist-in-residence at HNA ’15 — has been blogging about freebies:

A freebie is a promotional item you give to attendees at a conference. A freebie can take different forms: bookmarks, leaflets, postcards, 3D objects.

Whether you want to promote a book, a blog, a website, etc. or simply share some of your poems with like-minded enthusiasts, a freebie is a great way to do it.  :- )

A few years ago, I designed and printed up a postcard and a pair of “business cards” online at Vistaprint.com to raise awareness of my haiku Twitter stream, Twitter.com/Bill312:

Haiku Freebies

Haiku freebies: a postcard and two “business cards”.

I’ve never been to a haiku conference, so I’ve given the postcard to people generally as a thank you for their interest in my work, while I’ve used the biz cards to direct people to my Twitter stream — either in person or as a leave-behind.

My “Tanka in a Bottle” project could easily be adapted for use as a freebie, too.  :- )

One day I may attend Haiku North America…and if I do, I’ll be sure to bring along some freebies!  ;- )


For more on haiku freebies, please take a look at these well-illustrated posts by Jessica Tremblay:

Freebie: an introduction“; “Bookmarks: design tips and examples for haiku poets“; “Choose your conference freebie carefully“; “Promote your poetry with a beautiful postcard“; “Why trifolds are one of the best freebies to give away at haiku conferences“; and https://oldpondcomics.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/hna-2017-a-review-of-trifolds-in-transit/.

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This red dirt road

This Red Dirt Road

Africa Haiku Network “Throwback Haiku Series”, Haiga #36. (Haiku by Bill Waters; Haiga by Africa Haiku Network.)


Published by the Africa Haiku Network as a part of its “Throwback Haiku Series”, 8/3/17.

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Cicada

subsiding

into the heat of summer:

cicada


Published in Modern Haiku, June 2017.

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