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 – A Sense of Place: THE SHORE

  seashore the sparkle of sun-polished pebbles © Martha Magenta   Troutswirl – The Haiku Foundation Blog July 11, 2018 Kathy Munro Ed. A Sense of Place: THE SHORE – sight https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/07/11/27603/ Advertisements

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Haiku – The Cicada’s Cry

  summer heat … a cherry tomato explodes in my mouth   © Martha Magenta The Cicada’s Cry: A Micro Zine of Haiku Poetry Summer 2018 http://www.thecicadascry.com

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Tanka – Red Lights

  coronation year – a monkey dances on the organ while mother shows me off in the street   the blackbird ends its song in the quiet afternoon I place violets on mother’s grave   © Martha Magenta Red Lights … Continue reading

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Haiku – Blithe Spirit

  British summer time the sound of rain in the blackbird’s song   celandines my child-self comes out of the shadows   fingernail moon the peace between wars   © Martha Magenta Blithe Spirit Journal of the British Haiku Society … Continue reading

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Haiku Canada

  flying out of a forgotten dream wren song   © Martha Magenta   Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology 2018 ISBN 978-0-920752-36-4 Previously published: World Haiku Review August 2017

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H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest, 2018 Honorable Mention

  mammogram my shadow leads the way   © Martha Magenta   H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest, 2018 Honorable Mention https://prunejuice.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/pj-25.pdf

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Haiku – Incense Dreams

  the rhythm of the baby’s heartbeat gibbous moon     fertility clinic the pond full of tadpoles     robin’s song awakening cherry blossoms   Incense Dreams Journal, Issue 2.2, July 2018 – theme of birth, rebirth, and awakening … Continue reading

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