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November 2005 Issue V:4

Haiku/Senryu

Aurora Antonovic

pressed between the folds
of his letter –
violets

   
 

at the cemetery
wishing I still belonged
to someone

 
   

in the moonlight
whispers of Keats
against my neck

 

 

vincent tripi

 

  Stop where i
intend to build a pond
look-up at the moon
also a road kill the carpenter ant
Carousel...
      the grasshopper riding
          anywhere
 

 

 

 

Ed Higgins

splitting wood
the axe arcs
deep into winter

   
 

on the path
going barefoot
to dance

 
   

over the barn
nightwind
nets the stars

 

 

Vladislav Vassiliev

    giving in
to softness of your hands -
daffodil
 

fast train
a young couple kissing
non-stop

 
empty perfume bottle...
the last remaining hints
of morning haze
   

 

 

Marian Olson

roadside gust
    the hitchhiker lets
her short skirt flare

   
  to the horizon
mounds of snakeweed mimic
white clouds
 
    cosmos surrender
to the hard rain
end of summer

 

 

Jim Kacian

 
different again tonight the same stars' wobble
 

up into the sky
the airplane rides
my belief

 
after the ambulance sirens still there  

 

 

Deborah P Kolodji

gleaming water
tide pools exposed
by the moonrise
   
 

cucumber salad
the cold look after
a breakup

 
   

seagull moon
the sky still blue
this evening

 

 

David Giacalone

   

squinting to see him –
another generation
sent to right field

 

fallen blossoms –
soon
just another tree

 

mom's arthritis
acting up again–
I take two Advil

   

 

 

Francine Porad

beachfront continuum . . .
within each turbulent wave
a tumble of stones
   
  in the fabric’s
swirl pattern
faces
 
    French movie
with Spanish subtitles—
the plot thickens (I think)

 

 

Frank Critelli

    water's edge —
my own cupped hands
full of sunlight
  turning Japanese —
her flushed face
on the white pillow
 
October —
the tired clicks
of the last cicada
   

 

 

 

 

Helen Buckingham

starry night...
his turn
for the nit comb

   
 

bedridden spring...
head-to-head
with the leylandii

 
   

buried
in the sports pages:
yesterday's daddy-long-legs

 

 

 

Laryalee Fraser

   

new neighbors —
apples hang on both sides
of the fence

 

a star
from out of nowhere
her smile

 

new winter boots
the moon arrives
on the front porch

   

 

 

Bruce Ross

heat lightning
with the deep rumbles
the crickets
   
  4th of July
silence of the fireworks
from a country road
 
    not minding
the drizzles at all
water lilies

 

 

Margarita Engle

    nearsighted
I reach for a scrap
of light
after a nightmare moon on still water
country road
between weeds and barbed wire
a drifter's guitar
   

 

 

Andrew Riutta

apple wine
his story better
the second time

   
 

midday heat
the carpenter's tool belt
full of plums

 
   

the back
of a woman's knee
endless summer

 

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