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November 2006 Issue VI:4

Haiku/Senryu

Dietmar Tauchner

via appia
i walk back
in time
   
 
deep inside you  no more war
 
   
lilac scent
all the secrets
we share

 

Carla Sari

    river stroll
he talks
about his life of crime
  moon eclipse
    I wax
my facial hair

 
beauty contest
the lissomness
of wild deer
   

 

Deborah P Kolodji

moon rock
behind the glass
summer divorce
   
  the whine
in your voice
mosquito fish
 
   

the wait
for low tide
starfish

 

Miriam Sagan

    pink lily smell—
a hunger
I can't fill
  a small quarrel
Venus and Jupiter
conjunct the moon

 
facial tic—
snow coming in
off the plains

   

 

Graham Nunn

only silence    in the shell
   
 
at dawn
snake
    shedding
    autumn leaves
 
    almost a poem    spring rain

 

Diane Wakoski

    A hummingbird, red
throat poised over the roses:
the dream I forgot
  How different we
are, despite our love for truth:
Fiddlehead and Bibb
 
If only music
had filled the cathedral.  Not
sandals, whispering. 
   

 

Charles Trumbull

lying abed
awakened by
worm-getters
   
 
a pile
of adobe bricks
she won’t change her mind
 
    how can I believe
the words of the woman
in the heishi necklace?

 

Robert Hecht

   
clearing fog
hills and sky
redraw each other
 
opened peach
my heart feeling
its dark center
 
garden store
Buddhas sit
according to price
   

 

A. Thiagarajan

up the hill-
a girl pulls me
and my headload
   
 
autumn evening
at every episode he asks
who is the hero, who is the villain
 
   
sleepless-
she sees a number
in her palm

 

Bruce Ross

 

  an old wall
just an old concrete wall
summer haze
 

time and again
the spider misled
summer rain . . .

 

short sea ferry
the young girl's hair
up to the clouds

   

 

Laryalee Fraser

sway
of the harvest moon
the barn door open
   
 
northern lights...
the distance between
words
 
   
suitcase packed —
the weathervane
points north

 

Francis Masat

   

noon –
a boy steps in and out
of his father's shadow

 

humid night
across a field — soft sounds
of people

 

October moon –
ghosts and trick-or-treats
disappear

   

 

Ian Daw

first incision -
a sparrow vanishes
in the sun
   
 
bells fading in the wind drifting seeds
 
   
winter dusk -
the wood grain fades
to wood

 

Helen Buckingham

    foxes
fight over
the last of my dream
  old school
the coldness
of the triangle
 
Indian summer                            
another half-cup
left in the flask   
   

 

john martone

lichen
book

won’t
tell me

who
you are

   
 

a fallen sycamore’s
     getting
          up again

 
   

this
snail
shell’s

trans
pa
rent

 

 

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