Author Archives: Martha Magenta

About Martha Magenta

Martha Magenta is an award-winning haiku poet living in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, veganism, animal rights, Earth and the environment. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. Her poetry, haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded first, second and third prizes and Honourable Mentions in contests for haiku, tanka and haibun in 2017 - 2019. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017 and 2018. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/

Haiku – Incense Dreams

  power cut the darkness around each star   opening on the moon apple blossom   Incense Dreams issue 3.1 October 2019 http://chanokeburi.it/incense-dreams-issue-3-1-october-2019/

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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2019

  sakura forecast I circle homecoming in pink   Honourable Mention     settling on the peace quilt cherry blossoms   International Sakura Award   Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2019 https://www.vcbf.ca/haiku-invitational/winning-haiku/2019-winning-haiku?fbclid=IwAR1WBL82BEdHn79XJG_K0qOj5iwttSdtXD0Gt2EuDpKWBNMC7Ti8kBejaAY

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The Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest 2019

  frosty night. . . the horse’s breath melts a star   Honourable Mention, The Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest 2019 The Haiku Society of America

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Haiku – Akitsu

  weaving strands of autumn sun . . . kitchen spider     restless leaves a nurse tries to smooth her departure   Akitsu Quarterly, Fall 2019 http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html

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Haiku Dialogue: ambiguity

  curved river a mother of many children   Haiku Dialogue: ambiguity   Trouthswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 4 September 2019 https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/09/04/haiku-dialogue-poets-choice-ambiguity/?fbclid=IwAR3gDjH2U7bYnWizUTi8Q_5gv8jB8psYF6eD-m-S8Guup7BTO16D8SiOB6o

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Haiku – Blithe Spirit

  laughing gulls the wind pushes me into the sea     river moon the silent lights of a narrow boat     moth dust a smudge of moon through drifting clouds   Blithe Spirit vol 29 number 3 August … Continue reading

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Haiku – Presence

  dunnock’s eggs a gunshot cracks the sky     spring dawn drizzle opens a blue iris     no more waiting for him to keep his promise last plum blossom     Presence Haiku Journal, issue 64 Summer 2019 … Continue reading

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Haiku – The Heron’s Nest

  dawn tide rolling up the beach a wave of sanderlings   The Heron’s Nest, Volume XXI, Number 3: September 2019 https://www.theheronsnest.com/index.html

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Haiku – Frogpond

  white villas perched at the cliff edge screaming gulls   Frogpond Journal of the Haiku, Spring-Summer issue 42.2, 2019 http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/

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Haiku – Femkumag

  bindweed the longevity of words   little rituals counting the elephants in the room   fear of the dark he calls me witch   FemkuMag, Issue 15, August 2019 https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f4c0ea_3ef2d753f3f6447c961c5b2e274a80ca.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1E9-4dTnHJ5l6RmYD-WiFrI1FpgGmBfdRdFj0zGndlH4D196jkQ8Egc6c

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