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Spring 2009, vol 7 no 1
 

HAIKU

 

Season

 
 

New Year's Day
the baby spits out
black eye peas
 
   
  Indescribable
are the entries of white days
when a stove still glows.
   
arctic spring
the ice cliff sheds itself
into the sea
 
   
  February rain
folded dragons
on the gymnasium floor
   
just looking
at the soft-blue velvet
of the young plum
 
   
  spring's begun —
the sky over my house too
like old times
   
apple blossoms
the highest bidder
for my wings
 
   
  morning sun through trees
the crow's wings
glisten black
   
sabbath day
the beach turns
inky
 
   
  first peony
deeper inside
the short grass
   
shadow
of the hydrangea
thin cries of a cat
 
   
  Dry wind —
the sweetness
of the last cherry.
   
warm afternoon
spiked with rosemary —
green dragonfly
 
   
  late spring heat
the crows seem resigned
to their branch
   
clouds float
like dollops of whipped cream —
nipplewort
 
   
  summer dusk;
she lifts the baby
to a mulberry branch
   
suddenly,
these last afternoons . . .
cicadas
 
   
  boxing gloves —
beefsteak tomatoes dangle
in sunlight
   
early harvest
a swarm of locusts
leaves town
 
   
  autumn dawn
a sound apple
in the long grass
   
the hush
of folded wings —
autumn twilight
 
   
  autumn equinox
a solitary bird calls
to the half moon
   
November gray —
a bare bones view
of the woods
 
   
  dormant cat —
November frost drives away
sparrows from the fence
   
winter sun —
my gratitude,
bone deep
 
   
  sound of the ocean
north of the fence ...
evening snow
   
winter shrike —
morning moon
dimly white
 
   
  just the sound
of the old watermill —
winter jasmine
   
Snow Moon —
a calligraphy brush stops
in mid air
 
   

 


Credits

New Year's Day (Tyrone McDonald, 6:3) Indescribable (Slavica Savli, 1:4)
arctic spring (Joyce Maxner, 2:3) February rain (Fay Aoyagi, 5:1)
just looking (Marianne Kiauta, 3:1) spring's begun — (Issa [D. Lanoue, trans., 6:1])
apple blossoms (Fay Aoyagi, 5:1) morning sun through trees (C.D. Better, 1:4)
sabbath day (Owen Bullock, 6:1) first peony (Scott Metz, 3:1)
shadow (Ikuyo Yoshimura, 3:4) Dry wind — (Michael Garofalo, 2:3)
late spring heat (Bruce Ross, 6:2) warm afternoon (Diana Webb, 6:1)
clouds float (Dhugal Lindsay, 5:2) summer dusk; (Dave Russo, 6:2)
suddenly, (Ann Schwader, 4:3) boxing gloves — (L. Teresa Church, 5:3)
early harvest (Stephen Davies, 3:3) autumn dawn (John Sexton, 3:2)
the hush (Ruth Holzer, 2:5) autumn equinox (Johnye Strickland, 2:6)
November gray — (Adelaide B. Shaw, 6:1) dormant cat — (Jasminka Djordjevic, 2:3)
sound of the ocean (Issa [D. Lanoue, trans., 5:4]) winter shrike — (Ikuyo Yoshimura, 2:1)
winter sun — (Chris Eichenberger, 5:1) just the sound (Diana Webb, 6:1)
Snow Moon — (Fay Aoyagi, 2:6)  

 

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