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 – Ephemerae

  silver slipper moon the unknown story behind that scar     Ephemerae August 2018 ISSN 2516-4767 Advertisements

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Haiku – A Sense of Place – Mountain – touch

rocky mountain a sharp wind cuts to the bone   Martha Magenta   Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 9 September 2018 https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/09/12/a-sense-of-place-mountain-touch/

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Haiku – Shamrock

  autumn equinox the lightness of a leaf   earth tremor a falcon takes the wind under its wing   edge of winter the scrape of a heron call   Shamrock – Haiku Journal Issue 40, September 2018 https://shamrockhaiku.webs.com/currentissue.htm

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A Sense of Place: Mountain – taste

mountain camp the taste of woodsmoke in the soup   Martha Magenta   A Sense of Place: Mountain – taste Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog September 5, 2018 https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/09/05/a-sense-of-place-mountain-taste/

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Haiku – Blithe Spirit

  sundial a crow points to twilight   last thaw an empty snail shell under my foot   a blackbird flits around the cat’s fixation   Blithe Spirit, Journal of the British Haiku Society, Vol 28 number 3, August 2018, … Continue reading

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Tanka – Blithe Spirit

  the wind punches a paper bag against a wall the red-raw places and bruise-black holes   Blithe Spirit, Journal of the British Haiku Society, Vol 28 number 3, August 2018, ISSN 1353-3320 http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/journal/

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Two Haibun – Blithe Spirit

Denial   I did not want to hear it.   Your blood pressure is too high, the doctor said. This is serious. You might have a heart attack. I’m going to prescribe some pills. Take one every morning.   thunderheads … Continue reading

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