Author Archives: marthamagenta

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/

Important Call

  All our advisers are currently busy. Your call will be answered as soon as one of our advisers are free. Your call is important to us. Meanwhile, we will play some music at top volume . . . . … Continue reading

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Haiku in the Workplace: Eating at Your Desk

  no food or drinks policy . . . rumbling thunder — Martha Magenta Haiku in the Workplace: Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/08/02/haiku-in-the-workplace-eating-at-your-desk/

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Senryu

    blind date . . . he says I am perfect   guilty pleasure— the sidelong glance of her parrot   conversation at the family dinner— quicksand   writer’s block the paper gives me a blank stare   fickle … Continue reading

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The Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards for 2017 Honorable Mention

  new ice… the pattern of small grudges   The Heron’s Nest http://www.theheronsnest.com/awards/awards_2017.html

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Tanka

  let us be water . . . together we shall flow beneath a wild cherry moon Moonbathing – a journal of women’s tanka, Issue 16, Spring/Summer 2017

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Haiku

  fresh meadow hay the horse’s muzzle in my hair   © Martha Magenta Stardust Haiku July, 2017 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qnvk3Lnv93Sk9nTm9aVGljOFk/view

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9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Haiku Contest 2017 – Selected Haiku Collection

    fallen cherry buds . . . heavy rain falls on the tiny coffin   still pool . . . the silence broken by the plop of an otter – Martha Magenta   Selected Haiku Submissions Collection The 9th … Continue reading

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