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May 2007 Issue VII:2

Haiku/Senryu

Dietmar Tauchner

winter night
the secret life
in a lit house
   
  night wind
   the rhythm
      of the universe
 

  no more words
the rain
over the sea

 

marlene mountain

 
hemlock's hidden roots i feel for mine
stuck in the mud reeds full of spaces for nymphs and me

another thought i need washes out
 

 

Ian Daw

almost dark -
more space
between the hailstones

   
  inside her the heat fades from our clothes
 
    evening clouds -
Fenrir comes
for the sun

 

Glenn G. Coats

   
an iron man
the shadow of a flag
opens and closes
 
the Spanish guitar
a forest of ice
breaking

 
bird songs
under the shopping carts
freezing rain

   

 

Patrick Sweeney

black puddle
heart receives
the red maple leaf
   
 

new tea
even I'm
forgiven

 
 

 

dried saffron
what I've taken
from the world

 

Susan Constable

    drought –
the snake coils
a rainbow
  silent night
my fingers find
all the right notes

 
dying embers
she changes from lace
to long johns

   

 

Ann K. Schwader

stiff breeze —
a forsythia's
forsythitude

   
 
sundial
the white hours
till spring
 
   
daylight savings
she wonders
what for

 

Peggy Willis Lyles

   
first snow
she says God
is a good man
 
maybe
maybe  not
     the seedlings thinned

 
blue butterflies
a knife without a handle
on the lichened stone
   

 

Paul Pfleuger, Jr.

Neon light
like a carpet
on Ghost Month waters
   
  The year I'd stay
becomes seven...
a grasshopper's landing

 
    Spring for me…
still asking much
of Mother

 

Kala Ramesh

 

running downhill
        I fall through
              the autumn sky
 

weathered field—
waiting for the buds to bloom
not by name

 

  this quiet lake
   allows me to break
           the clouds peak

   

 

Ashley Rodman

dark eye
towards Jupiter
stormy

   
breeze
blossom soft
on the leaf
 
    warm night
below the quilt
dark mushrooms

 

Philip Miller

 

the icicle ‘s last drip frozen    winter wind

 

 

insects hum
in one held chord—
autumn haze

 

biting off my words in time        distant thunder

 

 

Laryalee Fraser

another spring
same old creak
in the gate

   
 
grandchild's laugh
the accent of violets
on my tongue

 
   
birthday balloon
my knotted
breath

 

Victor Ortiz



  slot canyon
our few words
in deep shadow
  desert trail..
enough distance
between us

 
buffeted
by the desert wind
we plan our future
   

 

Fay Aoyagi

wind from the east
I ride the green horse
of a warrior deity

   
 
widdershins—
incantation to defrost
a butterfly
 
   
wintry woods
I follow the trail
of the Karamazov brothers

 

 

 

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