Tanka

 

you left silently
while I slept
following the moon path
to a cold gray winter
your pillow still warm next to mine

© Martha Magenta

The Zen Space Autumn 2017 Showcase
https://thezenspace.wordpress.com/experience/autumn-2017-showcase/

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Senryu

 

melancholy thistle
the heartache
in mother’s song

 

builders’ butt
rain seeps to the bottom
of the gulley

 

mosquito
the comments I get
on social media

 

potholes
she fills every silence
with her advice

 

driving
on the wrong side
ex-pats after brexit

 

© Martha Magenta

Failed Haiku A Journal of English Senryu – October 1 2017
https://failedhaiku.com/2017/10/01/issue-22-is-now-up-for-your-reading-pleasure/

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue22.pdf

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The Wonder Code Haiku

 

 

I am honoured to have one of my haiku selected for publication in Scott Mason’s book The Wonder Code

 

starry night
the draught horse’s shoes
spark on concrete

http://thewondercode.com/

[First published in The Heron’s Nest Vol. XVIII, No. 4, December 2016]

Who is Scott Mason?

Scott Mason began writing haiku in 2001 a decade or so after first learning about it on a hiking trip in Japan. In the years since then he has been the recipient of over 150 haiku awards. More than twenty of those awards were first place finishes in international competitions, including those sponsored by the national haiku organizations of the United States, Canada, Britain and Ireland. In 2009 Scott was flown to Kumamoto, Japan to accept the International “Kusamakura” Haiku Award, and in November 2014 he served as an Artist-in-Residence at The Studios of Key West. Since 2010 he has volunteered as an editor with the haiku journal The Heron’s Nest. Scott is also a member of the executive committee of the Katonah Poetry Series, now in its fiftieth year, near his home in northern Westchester County, New York.

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Body Haiku

 

 

city zoo trip
a mother’s hair clutched
in a tiny hand

 

snipping
baby’s toenails . . .
cherry blossoms

 

bloodroot . . .
my ankle veins
begin to surface

© Martha Magenta

brass bell: a haiku journal October 1 2017 Body haiku
http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.co.uk

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Haiku

 

autumn crows
the sepia faces
in her album

 

© Martha Magenta

 

Wild Plum – a haiku journal 3:2 Fall & Winter 2017
https://wildplumhaiku.wordpress.com/current-issue/

https://wildplumhaiku.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/wp-3-2.pdf

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Haiku in the Workplace: Looking Out the Office Window

 

tense confrontation —
a giant seagull stares
back at me

© Martha Magenta

Haiku in the Workplace September 27, 2017
Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/09/27/haiku-in-the-workplace-looking-out-the-office-window/

 

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Haiku

 

red moon . . .
a fox’s shadow
climbs the wall

© Martha Magenta
Stardust Haiku Issue 9, September 2017

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qnvk3Lnv93LUt3dkNWZy1INm8/view

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