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February 2005 Issue V:1

Haiku/Senryu

Fay Aoyagi

withered grass—
Feng Shui and aromatherapy
failed to work

   
 

yesterday's shirt
tumbling in the dryer
I hum a Bob Dylan song

 
   

Valentine's Day—
headless mannequins
in the maternity shop

 

 

Chad Lee Robinson

   

in the dark earth
of my brother's grave:
my footprint

 

mountain peak—
losing her one step
into the cloud

 

lingering heat—
sucking the color out
of a popsicle

   

 

 

Ann K. Schwader

hot afternoon
mourning dove fans
one wing           the other

   
 

wishing I
were Georgia O'Keeffe
morning glory

 
   

late sunlight
his pictures on the wall
nine years after

 

 

ed markowski

   

year's end
the cabooseman's lantern
swings into the mist

assemblylinespotweldersweldingshouldertoshoulder

window display
how tenderly she handles
the male mannequins

   

 

 

Sue Stanford

over the crest
the wet road snakes
sky-blue

   
 

wedged tight
to the city skyline
city cemetery

 
   

new shoes
in every puddle
unbroken blue sky

 

 

Andrew Riutta

   

one by one...
   apples
      letting go

 

new snow:
even the meaning
of our words is muffled

 

patience—
the turtle waits
for its shadow

   

 

 

Cathy Drinkwater Better

eclipse
of the hunter's moon
something moves through underbrush

 
 

following it
all the way to town
this deepening rainbow

 
   

gibbous moon---
only half-sure
of your apology

 

 

Jim Kacian

 
flood season the endless stream of reportage
returning the loon's chuckle my laugh
situating the church the many gods that have to go  

 

 

Joann Klontz

deep winter
a hooded figure squeezes in
the greenhouse door

   
 

airport queue
a security guard
separates our family

 
   

fresh flowers
on the Garden State Parkway
restroom counter

 

 

Raffael de Gruttola

   

through the autumn mist
the steeple
of an abandoned church

 

cicada
its empty shell
touching it, I shiver

 

reading Chrysanthemum Love
I start from
the back of the book

   

 

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