9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Haiku Contest 2017 – Selected Haiku Collection

 

fallen cherry buds . . .
heavy rain falls
on the tiny coffin

 

still pool . . .
the silence broken
by the plop of an otter

– Martha Magenta

 

Selected Haiku Submissions Collection
The 9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Haiku Contest 2017
http://samidare.jp/basho/box/e-haiku9e%20pdf.pdf

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Haiku

 

first snow . . .
I melt
into your kiss

 

Martha Magenta

 

Stardust Haiki, issue 11, interaction between nature and love/ romance, February 2018

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16csW1N-r93Ru_8_5o3DKyOxKGNEOVJPb/view

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Haiku Windows: sunroof window

 

smooching
in a bowl of stars –
panoramic sunroof

© Martha Magenta

 

Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, Haiku Windows, ed. Kathy Munro https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/02/21/haiku-windows-sunroof-window/ 

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Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse (haibun)

 

Entering the waiting room, everyone leaves a vacant seat between themselves and the next patient. Until it becomes so full, that late arrivals squeeze into the in-between seats, trying not to touch the patients next to them.
I gaze at the floor, everyone avoids eye-contact, each alone with our own thoughts.

 

mother’s drawer
an empty jar
of Vick’s vapour rub

 

© Martha Magenta

 

Narrow Road Literary Journal, Vol 3, December 2017, page 60

 

And also on Scribd (for downloading)

https://www.scribd.com/document/367789309/Narrow-Road-Vol-3-Dec-2017

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Haiku Windows: broken window

 

broken window –
an orb spider
repairs its web

 

© Martha Magenta

 

Haiku Windows: broken window

Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog  BY 

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/02/14/haiku-windows-broken-window/

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One Man’s Maple Moon: Windswept Place Tanka

 

I try to put
the words of the wind
in my poem
this windswept place
reminds me of you

First published: The Bamboo Hut, Autumn 2016

© Martha Magenta

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

試圖
將風的話語放入
我的詩裡
這個風吹雨打的地方
使我想起了你

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

试图
将风的话语放入
我的诗里
这个风吹雨打的地方
使我想起了你

NeverEnding Story

First English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku and Tanka Blog, ed. Chen-ou Liu, February 12, 2018

http://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.co.uk

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Haiku Windows: triple pane window

 

triple glazed –
cat’s eyes in the cat’s eyes
in the cat’s eyes

© Martha Magenta

 

Haiku Windows:  triple pane window

Troutswirl, the Haiku Foundation Blog, ed. Kathy Munro

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/02/07/haiku-windows-triple-pane-window/

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