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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/

Haiku

  still pool … an otter dives into itself   stiller Teich … ein Otter taucht in sein Selbst     silent snow father’s untold secrets   Schneestille Vaters unausgesprochene Geheimnisse     halo moon the heavy heads of sunflowers … Continue reading

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71st Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest Honourable Mention

  river kingfisher a splash of blue in the cloud © Martha Magenta http://www.basho-bp.jp/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/29_eigo.pdf

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Haiku

  churchyard lichen the living and dead in symbiosis   © Martha Magenta Cattails – the journal of the United Haiku & Tanka Society October, 2017 http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattails_final_Oct2017.pdf with Editor’s Choice and commentary: “Martha Magenta’s haiku balances many things and the … Continue reading

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Haiku in the Workplace: Dawn in the Office

frosty meeting a coffee machine sets the agenda © Martha Magenta Haiku in the Workplace, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation blog https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/10/04/haiku-in-the-workplace-dawn-in-the-office/

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Haiku

  magnolia petal moon her last days pass so quickly © Martha Magenta haikuniverse  October 4, 2017 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/15ee88de006d5b2b  

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Tanka

  you left silently while I slept following the moon path to a cold gray winter your pillow still warm next to mine © Martha Magenta The Zen Space Autumn 2017 Showcase https://thezenspace.wordpress.com/experience/autumn-2017-showcase/

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Senryu

  melancholy thistle the heartache in mother’s song   builders’ butt rain seeps to the bottom of the gulley   mosquito the comments I get on social media   potholes she fills every silence with her advice   driving on … Continue reading

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