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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/

  pond algae he rejects my green tea     man from Mars he sees something rude in my doodle     air kissing— a politician says we are all human     passing gas the relief of anonymity   … Continue reading

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Haiku Dialogue -my Yukon

river mist a damselfly fades into the blue   R.I.P. Rachel Sutcliffe   Haiku Dialogue -my Yukon 30 January, 2019 Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/01/30/haiku-dialogue-my-yukon-and-welcome-to-whats-at-hand/?fbclid=IwAR1OJgw9u2cj1L4InfHtS8sXtvuCyEQwB5HcVnOlX118Iba_J8Negz4s43M

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Tanka – Moonbathing

  a dragonfly loses a wing – something feels missing after the stroke Moonbathing – A Journal of Women’s Tanka, issue 19, Fall/Winter 2018

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Tanka – Frameless Sky

  swallows leave . . . I feel a chill wind around me a desolate winter without you     age is fencing me in slowly the shadows of my past creep up on me     ghosting – you … Continue reading

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Haiku – Frogpond

  rubble a child’s left sandal   Frogpond Journal December 2018 http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/

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Haiku – Frogpond

  a ripple in the pond becomes me     autumn sunset dusk deepens into the old rose   Frogpond Autumn 2018 http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/

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Haiku – Blithe Spirit

  pumpkins – the homeless faces at the soup kitchen   autumn equinox sweeping shadows on the path   Blithe Spirit, Journal of the British Haiku Society, vol 28, #4 2018 ISSN 1353-3320 http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/journal/

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