Issue #34 Haiku

 

Selectors:  Coral Carter, Amanda Joy, Rose van Son, Matt Hetherington & Gary De Piazzi

Contributors:

Richard Stevenson

Goran Gatalica

Kumarendra Mallick

David J. Kelly

Pat Geyer

Barry Sanbrook

Nicola Scholes

Martha Magenta

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Jan Napier

Alanna C. Burke

Anthony Q. Rabang

Jan Dobb

Matt Hetherington

Gavin Austin

Adjei Agyei-Baah

Margaret Ferrell

Julian O’Dea

Debbie Strange

Nika

Theresa A. Cancro

Cynthia Rowe

Aparna Pathak

Debbi Antebi

Gabriele Cavallo

Julie Watts

Duncan Richardson

Sanna Peden

Scott-Patrick Mitchell

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memorial benches –

I choose one with no names

to watch the river

 

retired

the ferry barely leaves

a wake

 

Richard Stevenson, Canada

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spring solstice –

heavy clouds marking

unripe peaches

 

Goran Gatalica, Croatia

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cherry picking –

shades of love

in her blush

 

Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad. India

______________________

 

pissing in the wind

our tomcat sprays

the roses

 

David J. Kelly, Dublin, Ireland

______________________

 

moon penny –

in the shadows

glowing white

 

indian summer –

still in the fields she wrings out

her red bandana

 

Pat Geyer

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grove of olives

stirred by the wind

a Martini waits

 

Barry Sanbrook

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party unicorn

my dad at the barbecue

his hat on the skew

 

Nicola Scholes

______________________

 

drifting mist

a swan swims

from cloud to cloud

 

ploughed fields –

the lines in his face

etch deeper

 

Martha Magenta. England, UK

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five hour road trip

no closer

to her

 

octopus

along the fishing line

one sucker then another

 

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

______________________

 

dirty words

in the kitchen

mother stirring

 

Jan Napier

______________________

 

cold snap

winter poetry

feeds the fire

 

open windows

sweep the house

first spring day

 

Alanna C. Burke, Santa Fe, NM. USA

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pine forest

a beam of flashlight

leads us out

 

night market

all eyes on

the furry coat

 

Anthony Q. Rabang. Vigan City, Philippies

______________________

 

noon

a swan on one leg

half asleep

 

Jan Dobb. Canberra, Australia

______________________

 

desert gingko

the pen won’t work

 

summer afternoon –

a broom leans against a tree

 

Matt Hetherington

______________________

 

family picnic

the river parting

around sunlit rocks

 

visiting rights

the sky between two

branches

 

Gavin Austin. Sydney. Australia

______________________

 

gingko walk –

the cold greeting

of a bird shit

 

Adjei Agyei-Baah

______________________

 

setting sun

trees by the lake

on the lake

 

Margaret Ferrell

______________________

 

letting

the lipstick tube

roll under the bed

 

Julian O’Dea. Canberra

______________________

 

shelf clouds

a scare crow leans

against wind

 

Debbie Strange. Winnipeg, Canada

______________________

 

harvest moon

the kitchen fills

with fruit flies

 

Nika. Victoria, BC, Canada

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scent of rain –

sunlight sparkles off

a lightning rod

 

winter sunset

at the bottom of the box

bits of crayon

 

Theresa A. Cancro. USA

______________________

 

frost on the grass

the night’s chill holds

its sheen

 

Cynthia Rowe

______________________

 

homebound –

frog jumps back

into the well

 

Aparna Pathak, (India)

______________________

 

birthday candles

I blow out

my regrets

 

Debbi Antebi

______________________

 

roof holes

letting

the morning in

 

Gabriele Cavallo

______________________

 

grass bends – tips in sun

 

falling      bark

insect      rising

 

wailing child –

only a bird turns

 

Julie Watts

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among my things

carefully wrapped

mouse shit

 

Duncan Richardson

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a tiki bar

bans facial tattoos

 

Sanna Peden

______________________

 

skateboard

everyone looks up

 

Scott-Patrick Mitchell

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