pumping iron —
the weight of


dance class report
she can’t recall the
atten dance


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


wolf moon
yesterday’s shadows
dog my steps


crescent moon —
she hides her dark side
with a smile

© Martha Magenta

Failed Haiku Senryu Journal, September 1 2016


red wine punch
family reunion
round one

brass bell, 1 September 2016


another funeral
I count the crows
on the phone line


strawberry moon
a paper cut
from his letter


my father’s orbit
around the family


red paper lantern
his fat belly floating
on the water


Failed Haiku Senryu Journal August 1, 2016


haunted —

my mother’s ghost

in the mirror



pruning another word

from a haiku


war —

groundhog day




unwelcome —

frozen lake

© Martha Magenta

Failed Haiku Senryu Journal, March 1  2016




About marthamagenta

Martha Magenta lives in Bristol, England, UK. Her haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in a number of journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded Honourable Mentions for her haiku in The Fifth Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, 2017, and the 71st Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, 2017, and for her tanka in UHTS “Fleeting Words” Tanka Contest 2017. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s