Haiku

 

wind in the wires
her soft touch
on the cello

 

 

pond lily . . .
at last I grow
into myself

 

 

blanket bog . . .
rolling fog enfolds
the moor

 

Presence #59 November 2017
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Dark Embrace

 

In the stillness of the night,
A silver moon shines big and bright.
I take a walk by the darkening sea,
The solitude envelopes me.

 

And as the twilight slowly fades,
In dreamy watercolor shades,
Musical notes float on by,
Like the sweetest lullaby.

 

Familiar yet undefined,
Haunting memories entwine
I listen as the sound cascades.
Slowly, a creeping mist invades.

 

I shiver and heave a heavy sigh,
I feel a yearning I can’t deny.
Now the ground starts to spin.
A slow chill crawls across my skin.

 

A shadow blocks the moon’s bright light.
I stand alone in the darkest night.
Then something moves, and wings unfurl,
And I am caught up in the swirl.

 

Then in the shadows of the night,
I feel the vampire’s piercing bite.
I begin to float as if in a trance,
Welcoming this strange romance.

 

Dancing against the muted moon,
Enchanted by the magic tune,
Immortal souls now interlace,
And I succumb to his dark embrace.

 

© Martha Magenta

 

Jitter Issue #6
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Haiku in the Workplace: The Praise of Peers

 

we give him a prize
for making a splash —
year of the frog

 

— Martha Magenta

 

Haiku in the Workplace: The Praise of Peers
The Haiku Foundation November 16, 2017

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/11/15/haiku-in-the-workplace-the-praise-of-peers/

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Haiku

 

autumn storm
an orb spider clings
to its moorings

© Martha Magenta

hedgerow: a journal of small poems, #121, Autumn Print Issue, 2017
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Haiku in the Workplace: The Office Ghoul

 

unwanted attention
from the office ghoul —
I take the long way home

 

— Martha Magenta

 

Haiku in the Workplace: The Office Ghoul
The Haiku Foundation
https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/11/08/haiku-in-the-workplace-the-office-ghoul/

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Haiku

 

a snail trail
to the strawberry patch
silver moon

 

© Martha Magenta

 

50 Haikus issue 12
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Haiku

 

vanishing rainforest
paper cup paper cup
paper cup

 

diagnosis—
another storm wave
hits the rocks

 

aubrieta—
the blues
in my cracks

 

the spark
of train wheels
starry night

 

© Martha Magenta

Haiku Canada Review October 2017
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