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May 2005 Issue V:2

Haiku/Senryu

paul m.

coming nor'easter
all the coins
younger than me

   
 

we walk in silence
a sea stone
not there at high tide

 
   

winter parting...
the man in the moon
still eludes me

 

 

Jörgen Johansson

   

boy on a tricycle
carefully inspecting
spring

 

cold Sunday—
walking by myself
with her

 

heathaze—
two grebes diving
i hold my breath

   

 

 

Richard Stevenson

school of catfish —
bigger, blacker shadow
than osprey's wings

   
 

wedding by the lake —
two synchronized kites
dip and dive

 
   

chrysanthemum moon —
my reflection wavers
in the water flow

 

 

Deborah P Kolodji

   

Dungeness pots
on Fisherman's Wharf
claws still moving

 

a grayer fog
trying to navigate
dementia

 

warmer days
he tells me the fifth season
is mud

   

 

 

Allen McGill

sunset
my shadow washed
by a wave

   
 

graveside flowers~
talk of lesser things
around me

 
   

distant islands
diffused by the mist
an empty pier

 

 

Dietmar Tauchner

   

unknown sound...
opening the door
to the moon

 

midday bells
a patch of snow melts
between graves

 

daybreak
the snowplow clears
my nightmare

   

 

 

Kate Steere

evening rain
another tall tale
with wine

   
 

roasting apples
the ashes
of a love poem

 
   

day old snow
a dusting of
plum blossoms

 

 

Robert D. Wilson

   

cold night
my reflection
sipping coffee

 

bowl of udon—
a steamy whisper
this moonless night

 

early spring—
the rock i lean on,
dissolves into spiders

   

 

 

Laryalee Fraser

leaden sky
a sunflower leans
on the fence

   
 

spring rain
a rusted chevy planted
among the weeds

 
   

distant thunder
a crow loses
its shadow

 

 

Scott Metz

   

empty playground—
all of the flowers
they couldn't reach

 

mountain road—
the ocean and cicadas
trading curves

 

a packaged squid
and the impression
from its own ink

   

 

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