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Two on spring

young pear tree —

just old enough

to blossom


one after another

the water lilies


Published in Akitsu Quarterly: Spring 2018 (, 3/2018.

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By Bill Waters (poem) and Paula Dawn Lietz (Photo)


Published in Daily Haiga (, 2/28/18.

About Paula Dawn Lietz:

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: the first frost

the first frost . . .

a flock of starlings

twisting in the wind

NaHaiWriMo 2/22 prompt = the first frost.

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: chickadee

it says its name

again and again:


NaHaiWriMo 2/16 prompt = chickadee.

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Sunrise glow

sunrise glow . . .

a woodchuck peeks out

from its burrow

Published in Modern Haiku 49:1 (winter-spring 2018 issue), February 2018.

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NaHaiWriMo 2018: railroad ties

abandoned rail line . . .

poking up between the ties

blue bonnets

NaHaiWriMo 2/2 prompt = railroad ties.

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Fresh snowfall

fresh snowfall

touches up

the dirty snow beneath

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Three on winter

dug in

against the wind:

fence posts


feeling quiet . . .


and the sound of raindrops


ladling soup

and steam . . .

this sunbeam

Published in Akitsu Quarterly: Winter 2017 (, 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 (, 12/1/17.

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all around the sleeping cat

shadows of birds


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