Haiku in the Workplace – A Job Well Done

 

aiming
for a breakthrough
glass ceiling
— Martha Magenta

 

Haiku in the Workplace, The Haiku Foundation Blog, June 29, 2017

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/06/28/haiku-in-the-workplace-a-job-well-done/

 

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Haibun – Night Fright

 

Holidaying in Portugal, we came across a lake near Nisa and decided to ask at a nearby farm for permission to camp. We were greeted by a large dog, which lunged towards us snarling and pulling against its chain. An angry farmer shook his fist and told us in Portuguese expletives to get off his land. We guessed that was a “No” so we backed off quickly.

It was almost dark. Exhausted and hungry, we pitched our tent on the lakeshore beyond the wall, which we guessed to be the boundary of the farm. We heated some baked beans and settled down for the night.

Suddenly we were woken by a familiar barking and growling. We peered out to see the silhouette of a Baskervillean hound in the dim moonlight. It stood on the track, slathering with rage. We were terrified that we would be mauled to death by the fiend.

wolf moon
the wind calls
my name

Aiden grabbed a stone and threw it towards the dog. The hound backed off a few paces. Another larger stone and it yelped and bolted away. Relieved, we snuggled back into our sleeping bags.

Later, we were woken by a scary sound. Something was attacking our tent! “Kerplop! Kerplop!” Then “Flop! Flop! Flop!” We clung to each other in fright.

tentacles
creeping under the door
strange wind

“Your turn!” Aiden said. I grabbed the torch and crawled out of the tent on my hands and knees. Shaking with fright, I approached the thing. “Oh,” I said.

“What is it?” hissed Aiden.

“It’s trapped under the flysheet trying to get out.” I lifted out a frog and held its damp throbbing body in my hand before letting it go on its way, toward the water.

Lake Salazar
a thousand mosquitos
sting my behind

Contemporary Haibun Online  April 2017, vol 13 no 2

http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/pages132/Magenta_Night.html

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Haiku

 

 

ammonite
my inner child
tangled in kelp

—Martha Magenta
Lyme Regis, England UK

 

carried along
on a tide of thought
driftwood

—Martha Magenta
Gower Peninsula, S Wales, UK

 

long night moon
a huddle of vagrants
share a lager

—Martha Magenta
Mina Road Park, Bristol UK

Australian Haiku Society Haiku String on Place for the Winter Solstice June, 2017
https://australianhaikusociety.org/2017/06/21/ahs-haiku-string-on-place-for-the-winter-solstice-2017/comment-page-7/#comments

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Morning

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Photo copyright Martha Magenta

 

Blossoms open on the arms of trees
like desire moving among shimmering leaves
As Helios´ rays caress the Earth´s
green welcoming curves
tenacious shadows tuck their chills
into recesses in the rocks.

Now in the open, a sleepy fox
stands blinking in the morning rays
as dawn dew rises in evanescent haze.

The moon´s face pales in the bright blue sky
as the golden orb rises high
brightening branches and reeds
with rainbow dew like strings of beads
and gold strewn with threads of dawn
awakening daisies on the lawn.

© Martha Magenta

Mused – Bella Online Literary Review Vol 11, Issue 2, Summer 2017

http://www.bellaonline.com/review/issues/summer2017/p032.html

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Haiku

 

spring equinox—
a heron’s shadow moves
into summertime

rain on furrows—
a seagull lowers
the sky

 

© Martha Magenta

Blithe Spirit issue 27.2 May, 2017

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Haiku in the Workplace

 

hot desking —
the boss’s squash kit
goes home with him
— Martha Magenta

Haiku in the Workplace: The Ideal Boss June 15, 2017

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/06/14/haiku-in-the-workplace-the-ideal-boss/

 

 

 

 

 

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Haiku

 

 

lunar eclipse
a rabbit thumps
the hawk’s shadow

 

Welsh rain –
a cloud of sheep
on the mountain

 

© Martha Magenta

Shamrock Haiku Journal June 11, 2017
http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com/currentissue.htm

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