UHTS The “Samurai” Haibun Contest, 2017 Honourable Mention

Changing Trains

 

I board the late night train. I agree to hold a fellow passenger’s baby while she sorts out her bags and finds the baby’s things. The woman is clearly flustered, and she sighs heavily as she searches her bag. The swaying of the train sends me off to sleep. Next thing I know, I awake to find the woman has disappeared along with her bags and bottles, and I am holding a wriggling baby who is starting to cry with hunger.

 

 

tight little fists
on cherry tree twigs …
hard frost

 

The UHTS The “Samurai” Haibun Contest, 2017 Honourable Mention
http://unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/contests

 

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Haiku Windows

 

kitchen window…
the morning sun
on spider web dew

 

Martha Magenta
Haiku Windows: kitchen window,  kjmunro ed.

Troutwirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog January 11, 2017
https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/01/10/haiku-windows-kitchen-window/#comment-72899

 

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Arthropod tanka

 

erotic magnolia
opens
her secret folds
just for the kiss
of a butterfly

 

© Martha Magenta

 

25 Tanka about Arthropods, Special Feature Edited by Grunge
Atlas Poetica, A Journal of World Tanka, January 2018
http://atlaspoetica.org/?page_id=1801

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Tanka

 

the pungent scent
of autumn leaves . . .
a vagrant
takes a piss
in the rain

 

 

crowds of people
up and down the steps
in silence
I read Euridice
on the subway wall

 

 

tendrils
of steam . . .
tea lovers
entwined
in a warm cafe

 

© Martha Magenta

 

Enjoy the sneak preview of a gritty and dark urban themed issue brought to life by the splendid photography of Kyle Hemmings and the exhilarating music of Oleg Gorbunov and Cosmin Nechita. Forty six poets from around the world have contributed to this spectacular issue you don’t want to miss! Website: http://framelesssky.weebly.com

 

Frameless Sky Issue 7 (Sneak Preview) December 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpexzXYOTKs&feature=youtu.be

 

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Haiku

 

quarter moon
the forgotten fragments
of her life

 
Martha Magenta

Stardust Haiku Issue 12 – December 2017
by Valentina Ranaldi- Adams (ed)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NBNVfkOeQnZi4qu0Gki7pFaGV2KwbR2X/viewa

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Haiku

 

quarter moon
the forgotten fragments
of her life
Martha Magenta

 

Stardust Haiku Issue 12 – December 2017
by Valentina Ranaldi- Adams (ed)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NBNVfkOeQnZi4qu0Gki7pFaGV2KwbR2X/viewa

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Haiku in the Workplace: Women in the Office

 

women’s dress code . . .
sexual harassment
suits for the men

 

— Martha Magenta

 

Haiku in the Workplace: Women in the Office by Jim Kacian (ed)
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation blog, December 19, 2017
https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/12/19/haiku-in-the-workplace-women-in-the-office/#comment-72552

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