World Tanka Contest 2019

 
falling in love
under the stars
elderberry clusters
hang heavy
with juice

 

 

A love theme
The 2019 World Tanka Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention
http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2019-world-tanka-contest-closed.php?fbclid=IwAR2Zp090J2xWe1BzwAP9EvNNq_V_POMmAbBq1xNQdweZG-gn9wesygTfXpw

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Tanka – Eucalypt

 

another layer
of autumn leaves
on his grave
my memories
settle deeper

 

 

Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal, issue 26, Spring 2019
http://www.eucalypt.info/E-about.html

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Haiku Dialogue – paper dress

 

pareidolia
this fear
of my stepmother

 
Haiku Dialogue – paper dress photo prompt
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation blog 10 July 2019
https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/07/10/haiku-dialogue-paper-dress/?fbclid=IwAR3b4Akxcz4sYMtkEcQXFGaaniOSAijXYHWlhjSiukfRVp0I25usGlZztwI

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Haiku, senryu and tanka in #FemkuMag

 

blackberry moon
the clench
of his fists

 
dream-eater
her nibbled down nails
have nothing left to give

 
woodpecker
he picks
at my faults

 

 

black-eyed Susan
I should have left him
the first time

 

Previously published:
Failed Haiku Senryu Journal, September 1 2016

 
the wind
punches a paper bag
against a wall
the red-raw places
and bruise-black holes

 

Previously published:
Blithe Spirit, Journal of the British Haiku Society,
Vol 28 number 3, August 2018

 
FemkuMag An e-zine of Women’s Haiku
June 2019, issue thirteen

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f4c0ea_adf30998a762457eaa66b9448783c861.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1V4vGqS1TNM5HbofGETIu885xXyYjUP6WXOO4pvEv4-c5Us4Vw2zd3-Ek

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Senryu – Failed Haiku

 

Russian doll
the pig in the boy
in the man

 
olive trees
we run out
of small talk

 

reject shop
my reflection
snubs me

 
a pot to piss in
the Blenheim Palace
golden toilet

 
Failed Haiku A Journal of English Senryu, vol 4, issue 43, July 2019
http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue43.pdf?fbclid=IwAR29CYnfSsmtFBpo-owAjGu78zKvmOfdubyHVGH9pNjG2BH66IchlqSaSbA

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Senryu – Prune Juice

 

lumps in the mattress
all the jobs I’ve left
undone

 

sighing wind
yesterday’s news
all around the street

 

 
backyard burning
the neighbours’ row
dwindles to dawn

 

 

homebrew
a taste of algae
in the demijohn

 
Prune Juice Issue 28, July 2019

 

https://prunejuice.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/pj28.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0vpPfuL-d5M7PB3n6EyNS9rjmqnETg3yfFNSYrKgUXcZnZV641qqHFzCs 

 

https://prunejuice.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/pj28.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0vpPfuL-d5M7PB3n6EyNS9rjmqnETg3yfFNSYrKgUXcZnZV641qqHFzCs

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Haiku – Creatrix

 

holiday romance
the rising tide licks
our toes

 

the bulge of cows
on their way to milking
full day moon

 

coffee alone
my laptop screen hides
your empty chair

 
Creatrix Haiku issue 45, June 2019

 

https://wapoets.com/creatrix-2/2019-2/creatrix-45-haiku/?fbclid=IwAR0SRt66OX1KzV8t2gBSHqx0QRKdqXF2K7ylgYj1QQHqcLIN3eE3y91vaQk

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