Senryu

 

pumping iron —
the weight of
machismo

 

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

 

satellite
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

 

bonsai

pruning another word

from a haiku

 

war —

groundhog day

again

 

migrants

unwelcome —

frozen lake

© Martha Magenta

Failed Haiku Senryu Journal, March 1  2016

 

 

 

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About marthamagenta

Martha Magenta lives in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, Earth and the environment, animal rights and veganism. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. She has been writing poetry for several years. More recently she has studied haiku and related arts. Her poetry, haiku, senryu and tanka have appeared in a number of journals and magazines. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/
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