brief dalliance
my opal pendant

Creatrix Poetry and Haiku Journal, Number 35, December 2016



new kindle
the cats stretch out
on the bookshelves

Frameless Sky Issue 5 December 2016


sea-sky roars
in the curves of


twilight stream
the first bend
on the star

night stalker
a hunger moon
follows me

crow moon
we follow our shadows
into the dusk

Undertow Tanka Review Issue 9 December 2016


a vagrant
collects a cigarette stub

Modern Haiku issue 47:3 December 2016



autumn wind
a wild umbrella
beats me to the bus


starry night
the draught horse’s shoes
spark on concrete

© Martha Magenta

The Heron’s Nest
Volume XVIII, Number 4: December 2016


black mountains
amid the dense rain
one red cagoule

brass bell December 1, 2016

day moon
we see the marks
of our imperfections

Tribute to Jane Reichold 1937 – 2016
cattails September 2016


harvest moon
stardust in my
cider glass

cattails September 2016


shooting stars —
I sow random

cattails September 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: https://marthamagenta.com/
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