from May
cuckoo’s song

Plum Tree Tavern September 2016


drifting mist
a swan swims
from cloud to cloud

ploughed fields –
the lines in his face
etch deeper

Creatrix September 1 2016


road rage
a fly’s frantic buzzing
on the windscreen

suburban night
an empty beer can
plays with the wind

FreeXpresSion haiku pages August 2016


his last breath
the wind takes the last
orchard leaf

Three Line Poetry Issue 39, August 2016


summer solstice
the sky bursts
into sparrows

© Martha Magenta
Better than Starbucks, Vol. I No. II, August 2016



spring departing
a butterfly shadow
on my hand

 Whispers July 1 2016

NeverEnding Story


New Year’s Eve
a blackbird turns over
old leaves

 Whispers July 1 2016


a slight dusting of snow
a courting robin whispers
in the leaves

 Whispers July 1 2016


spring sunrise
birdsong cuts across
our conversation

© Martha Magenta
Whispers July 1 2016


late autumn afternoon
our lengthening shadows
at mother’s grave

the soft patter
of snow on the window
baby’s first steps

© Martha Magenta
Chrysanthemum 19. pg 24


rabbit tracks:
a snowman
with no nose

© Martha Magenta
Presence 55


day moon–
I put on my

© Martha Magenta
Modern Haiku issue 47:2










About Martha Magenta

Martha Magenta is an award-winning haiku poet living in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, veganism, animal rights, Earth and the environment. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. Her poetry, haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded first, second and third prizes and Honourable Mentions in contests for haiku, tanka and haibun in 2017 - 2019. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017 and 2018. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/
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2 Responses to Haiku

  1. Masterpieces of poetry painted from a pallet of virtuosity. A sharp and potent mind powered by emotive intelligence! Exquisite!

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