Author Archives: marthamagenta

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/

Haiku – snow on the roof

  snowdrift . . . the lies I tell about his father   Haiku Dialogue – snow on the roof Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog January 16, 2019 https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/01/16/haiku-dialogue-snow-on-the-roof/?fbclid=IwAR3lPtNzNY5ouyEw7UIfgf956YDzf1vOgPoyLelcRD46Vf38pkflmlImr3M Advertisements

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Tanka – Le Lumachine

  she gazes into the distance across the sea she remembers the babies who never came home   lo guardo fisso in lontananza attraverso il mare ricorda i bambini che non sono mai tornati a casa   somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Haiku – tulips

  scent of snow . . . plastic tulips in the window   Haiku Dialogue – talk about tulips, 9 January 2019 Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/01/09/29104/#comment-93282

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Haiku – Akitsu

  deep winter the emptiness of a tortoiseshell   hedgehog the deep sleep of winter trees   drifting moon the old horse’s whinny on the winter wind   Akitsu Quarterly, Winter 2018

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Senryu – Failed Haiku

  Santa Claus a girl takes sweets from a stranger   slanting rain I try to get a word in edgeways   spilled gravy he talks over me at dinner   polling day the snowman leans to the left   … Continue reading

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Top 100 European Haiku Authors of 2018

  I’m delighted to be among the Top 100 European Haiku Authors of 2018. thank you Krzysztof Kokot   https://haikueurotop.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-european-top-100-haiku-authors-in.html?fbclid=IwAR04Dn9YFRn4mpNAzkqVf8fnLd9oF-yyF51ETIA_1_GXgMfefEmh1ZXpIgI

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European Kukai 2018

  skylark’s song her faded words on a postcard   Note: Skylark populations are declining in almost all countries of northern and western Europe. Read more at https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/skylark/threats/#Z7lMm1rS5lSJLVEo.99 10th place EUROPEAN KUKAI 2018 – Monday, December 31, 2018 https://europeankukai.blogspot.com/2018/12/results-of-european-kukai-2018-121_31.html?fbclid=IwAR00SUU8t7QXlaydVaG0KOj2EkSV8BWkMZQJaiWtd1PE8Te6QfDIS8CCX2M

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