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August 2006 Issue VI:3

Haiku/Senryu

Ann K. Schwader

fox
on the shed roof
his thoughts his own
   
 
wind chimes
answer each other
winter's end
 
   
blue flax
back from the roots
clearing sky

 

Gregory Hopkins

    stormy night
I read her letter
out loud
  so cold
the moon
bends
 
sunset
the shadows
of our lives
   

 

Perry D. Guevara

in the grey winter
cold        she blooms
      origami            flowers
   
  my eyes
blink    a lot
like the stars
 
    she sleeps on a hill
beneath the man
        in the moon

 

Keith Heiberg

    sudden gust
in the maple:
forgotten rain
  changing his mind,
the child orders
the rain to fall
 
now that the mushrooms are up
the moon can set
   

 

Keiko Izawa

I'm thinking
    thinking, thinking. . .
         crescent moon
   
  occasionally
 our heartbeats synchronized
   autumn moonlight
 
    measuring his love
in the last ice cube. . .
  summer night

 

Carolyn Hall

    new yoga stretch
flood waters begin
to recede
  lakeside walk
the sunlit glow
of a red umbrella
 
homeward-bound . . .
down through the clouds
snow-capped granite
   

 

Patrick Frank

my son tells me about the darkness inside himself
crickets sing inside and out waiting for Linda to join me in bed
the cry of a solitary bird just before the creation of green

 

Ashley Rodman

    gravity
the countless stars
of butterfly weed
  light curves
in the tomcat’s eye
blood moon
 
nude
in the rose moss
a clay pot
   

 

paul pfleuger jr.

with you
at the back of my tongue—
the East River
   
 
the lives I've led
by this dark river
only in name
 
   
in the depths of autumn
merely something
we slap together

 

John Barlow

 

  a well-endowed
marble god      seed pods
pop in the heat
 
old pier . . .
a shoal of small fish
rain-ripple the surface
 
splattered black
a fisherman paddles
ink from a squid
   

 

Lynne Rees

at the top of the hill
I am still
the same size
   
 
a raindrop
balanced on a leaf of grass –
someone is crying
 
   
bright star
shining close to the moon …
my emails unanswered

 

Bruce Ross

   
Earth Day
a faded blue trail sign
on an old tree
 
branch by branch
up the old pine
spring wind
 
spring morning
slower than the clouds
two crows
   

 

Robbie Gamble

my side of the bed
her side of the bed
fall equinox
   
 
dead deer
on the highway shoulder
fifth of July
 
   
muggy night
deep in the fridge
radishes

 

Margarita Engle

   
insomnia
the night blooming
jasmine
 
levitation
the lone cloud
above its shadow
 
moonflower
the fragrance
of names
   

 

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