Senryu

 
eggshells the therapist’s wobbly heels

 

her wet tee shirt rock limpets

 

white wedding—
the bride shrouded
in a cloud of doubt

 

détente—
a storm blows down
my neighbour’s fence

 

aurora borealis
crème de menthe
on the rocks

 

fresh spring gusts—
a large bra lollops
on the line

 

© Martha Magenta

Failed Haiku Journal of Senryu Iss 17, May 4 2017

https://failedhaiku.com/?ct=t(Issue_17_AND_a_whole_lot_more_5_5_2017)&mc_cid=bc07b8dcee&mc_eid=8d030e4edd

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Senryu

 

dwindling river
grandmother knits
by touch

 

© Martha Magenta

Frogpond Journal 40:1 May, 2017
http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/aboutfrogpond.html

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Seeds of Love

turkeys.jpg

 

I watch you stir from dreams this early morn,
just as the warming rays of sunshine dawn.
You spread your arms, eager to embrace.
I plant a kiss upon your lovely face.

Then, rising with the wind, our hearts aglow,
we plant seeds of love and watch them grow.
And we nurture our creation tenderly,
joined in passion, joy, and ecstasy.

When morning bursts upon this halcyon day,
bright tulips greet golden rays of May.
As nesting birds of spring begin to sing,
Our fledgling love is born and set to wing.

© Martha Magenta

Whispers May 3, 2017
http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/seeds-of-love-by-martha-magenta-england.html

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Haiku

 
white sky—
the empty space
for thoughts

 

 

bluebird song—
hiding in the grass
an iris

 

 

open daffodils—
a little girl twirls
her yellow dress

 

– Martha Magenta

 

brass bell May 1, 2017
http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.co.uk/

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Haiku

estranged mother . . .
the river still flows
under the ice

 
EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration April 19, 2017

 
Reconciliation

 

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/earthrise/earthrise2017.pdf

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Haiku

road rage
a fly’s frantic buzzing
on the windscreen

FreeXpresSion, August 2016

Martha Magenta

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

公路上發怒
一隻蒼蠅在擋風玻璃上
瘋狂地嗡嗡作響

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

公路上发怒
一只苍蝇在挡风玻璃上
疯狂地嗡嗡作响

 

First English-Chinese Bilingual Haiku and Tanka Blog

http://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/butterfly-dream-road-rage-haiku-by.html

April 20, 2017

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tanka

earth day peace
ruined
by a chain saw
her cries are drowned
but I feel her pain

 
Earth: Our Common Ground Anthology April 20, 2017
http://skylarktanka.weebly.com/

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