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August 2005 Issue V:3

Haiku/Senryu

Elizabeth Howard

storm warning
thin blades of fog
windmill across the pond

   
 

eye exam
doctor and I compare the ravages
of breast cancer

 
   

hat in the wind
thistledown spins
over the hillock

 

 

Irene Golas

   

bitter cold—
the dog's bark
runs away from it

 

postpartum:
I leave the hospital
cradling flowers

 

mother's funeral...
the prickle of wings
between my shoulders

   

 

 

Shane Bartlett

After ashes to ashes
the porchlight coming on again
at the old family farmhouse

   
cleaving another day from my life the crescent moon
   

New state
   same sky
   same stars

 

 

Carlos Colon

   

backyard workshop
a pull chain snaps the shadows
back into place

 

traffic stop
Mercury aligns
with Saturn

 

Labor Day
a kiteful
of sky

   

 

 

Marian Olson

rising moon
suddenly
the white owl

   
a quiver and my dog retrieves his purity
   

surgeon
her face when she pulls off
the mask

 

 

Laura Orabone

   

summer storm
the sound before
the wet

 

lonely night
the cats and I paint
all the doors red

 

in the old sandals
my footprints
remain

   

 

 

John Stevenson

a big diamond...
just imagine
the pressure

   
 

morning clouds
blue bottles
on the windowsill

 
   

her hug
makes me think about
what's in my pockets

 

 

Ferris Gilli

   


family reunion
a patch where bluebirds
used to nest

 

morning sun
cupped in a mushroom
earthscent

 

house for sale
incoming robins
circle a rain pool

   

 

 

Scott Metz

the way
a firefly makes...
the two of us breathe

   
 

daffodil scent
in every row
of the library

 
   

afternoon rain...
again the simple sound
of Frogger...

 

 

Petar Tchouhov

   

full moon
an orange from the bowl
missing

 

running water
moves
the dead fish

 

night train
at the end of the corridor—
a firefly

   

 

 

an'ya

no sleep
me and this errant
mosquito

   
 

a starless backdrop
behind the crescent moon
scattered showers

 
   

sunlit log
mantis hatchlings
pile high

 

 

Saša Važić

   

And so I stumble
through my dreams
sitting still in silence

 

Far from home
gazing at the wing
of a butterfly

 

Pedaling to the grocery
after my doubtful illness...
How fresh the air is!

   

 

 

Kevin Paul Miller

sunny day -
sweet music fills
the busker's cup

   
 

late afternoon
in a darkened room
light finds her face

 
   

pawnshop window -
the moon's reflection above
my old guitar

 

 

Vanessa Proctor

   

underwater observatory
the grouper's eye
level with mine

crescent moon the curve of a lyrebird's tail

awake all night...
this hotel room
so far from home

   

 

 

Stanford M. Forrester

Zen garden
watering it
with gravel

   
 

the toddler's flashlight
left on...
August moon

 
   

om-less
the crow too

-to Santoka & Hosai

 

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