Haiku – #Femku

 

black hole
a star disappears
in a bruise

 

menopause
I save an egg
for my rebirth

 

© Martha Magenta

 

#FemkuMag – An e-zine of Women’s Haiku issue 3 August 2018
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Tanka – Frameless Sky

 

dawn
slips through the city
on the river
a chiffchaff brings
the news of spring

 

 

shadows
move through stones
in shards of moonlight
the jagged edges
of truth between us

 

 

last relative –
my roots disappear
one by one
riverside stones
shift beneath my feet

 

 
somewhere
in the deepening shadows
of the woods
the edge of the wind cuts deep –
these wounds that never heal

 

© Martha Magenta
Frameless Sky Video Journal, Issue 8, June 2018
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A Sense of Place: Mountain – sight

 

purple mountain
a dab of sunset
left over

 
© Martha Magenta

 

A Sense of Place: MOUNTAIN – sight
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, August 15, 2018
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Haiku – Time Haiku

 
May day
the warm eyes of a doe
through buckthorn leaves

 
cherry blossoms
the notes of an alto sax
in the evening air

 
© Martha Magenta

Time Haiku Issue 48, August 2018

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Starry Night – Butterfly Dream

 
starry night
the draught horse’s shoes
spark on concrete

 

First published: The Heron’s Nest, 18:4, December 2016

 

Martha Magenta

 
Chinese Translation (Traditional)

星光燦爛的夜晚
一匹選秀馬的鐵蹄
在混凝土上激發火花

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

星光灿烂的夜晚
一匹选秀马的铁蹄
在混凝土上激发火花

 

NeverEnding Story, Butterfly Dream, August 12, 2018
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A Sense of Place: THE SHORE – touch

 

pull of the tide –
the slither of seaweed
around my ankles

 

© Martha Magenta

 
A Sense of Place: THE SHORE – touch
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, August 8, 2018
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Haiku – Akitsu

 

blackberry moon
he sucks the tune
from a blues harp

 

half moon …
the folded wings
of a white butterfly

 

seaside beer …
a seagull’s wing dips
into the foam

 
Akitsu Quarterly, Summer, 2018
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