They Gave Us Life Anthology


scent of lilac . . .
my mother’s photo
her eyes my eyes

~ Martha Magenta


estranged mother . . .
the river still flows
under the ice

~ Martha Magenta, EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration, 2017; Reconciliation


my father’s orbit
around the family

~ Martha Magenta, Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, August 1, 2016


They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku – Paperback – October 21, 2017 by Robert Epstein (Ed)


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:
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