haiku

 

melting ice
her first letter after
fifty years
– Martha Magenta

 

tumbleweed
the wind restyles
my hair
– Martha Magenta

 

brass bell March 1, 2017
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haibun

Elocution lessons

 
Elocution lessons are a necessity for a strict upbringing.
The posh tutor made us recite the following until we were catatonic:
“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper, where’s the peck of pickled pepper Peter Piper picked?”
We wondered if it was all worth the wacking wad she wanted for her wages.

stiff upper lip
father’s welsh accent
slips past the guard

Failed Haiku Journal of English Senryu Vol 2, Issue 14, March 1, 2017

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue15.pdf

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senryu

divorce
his side of the bed has more
room than mine

 

Alzheimer’s
she buys another
snow globe

 
mini skirt
the wind whistles
through the arcade

 
I caress his body
in a spirit of ecstasy
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

© Martha Magenta

Failed Haiku Journal of English Senryu Vol 2, Issue 14, March 1, 2017

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue15.pdf

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Senryu

 

 

downsizing plans
the split in the
bosses trousers

 

alzheimer’s ward
in a moment our souls
meet within

 

lumpy socks
stepping on my
to-do list

 

tangled up in blue
arrested again on
a protest march

 

valium by the bed
even my mother’s
dreams are slurred

© Martha Magenta

Failed Haiku Senryu Journal February 1, 2017

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Haiku

 

hunger moon
ducks land on
frozen clouds

© Martha Magenta
Haikuniverse February 23, 2017

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secrets
all he could take
with him

bottle rockets Issue #36 February 2017

paper moon
the dryness of
grandmother’s hand

from somewhere
to nowhere the bridge
suspended in mist

© Martha Magenta

Hedgerow February 4, 2017 Issue 104
https://hedgerowpoems.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/hedgerow-104.pdf

daffodil leaves
a sharp bend
in the road

© Martha Magenta

brass bell February 1, 2017

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Haiku

 
waxing gibbous
the rhythm of the baby’s
heartbeat

 

spring breeze
a maple stretches
to catch a kite

 
empty beer cans
the conversation that seemed
so important

 

refuge
we save and shelter
fallen apples

 

river by night
bathing in the moon
a silver bass

 

© Martha Magenta
Whispers January 2017
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Tanka

 

between the hills
day moon hovers
at dawn
your face no longer
nestles in the pillows

 

 

where did I lose you
even our footprints scrambled
in the gravel
scarcely a weed grows
on such stony ground

 

Red Lights Tanka Journal January 2017

 

our passion
sets me so much aflame
I have to bathe
in jasmine flowers
picked in moonlight

Frameless Sky Issue 6 January 2017

 

 

snow falls
heavier
I didn’t know
how much unspoken words
could hurt

Moonbathing a journal of women’s tanka #13 (Fall/Winter issue 2016)

 

covering
the ground between us
fallen leaves
I remember the changes
we never made

Ribbons Winter 2016 vol 12, 1

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