between the hills
day moon hovers
at dawn
your face no longer
nestles in the pillows



where did I lose you
even our footprints scrambled
in the gravel
scarcely a weed grows
on such stony ground


Red Lights Tanka Journal January 2017


inch their way
down the pane
joining and separating
our lives

Frameless Sky June 2017


our passion
sets me so much aflame
I have to bathe
in jasmine flowers
picked in moonlight

Frameless Sky Issue 6  2017

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snow falls
I didn’t know
how much unspoken words
could hurt

Moonbathing a journal of women’s tanka #13 (Fall/Winter issue 2016)


the ground between us
fallen leaves
I remember the changes
we never made

Ribbons Winter 2016 vol 12, 1

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. https://marthamagenta.com/
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