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 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:
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