Tag Archives: death

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

  lingering snow grandfather’s silent accordion   © Martha Magenta Cattails, the journal of the United Haiku & Tanka Society – April 2018 http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattailsApril2018.pdf

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Haiku Windows: window box

  window box a tiny bird skeleton among the leaves   © Martha Magenta   Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, March 28, 2018 https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2018/03/28/haiku-windows-window-box/

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9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum Haiku Contest 2017 – Selected Haiku Collection

  fallen cherry buds . . . heavy rain falls on the tiny coffin   still pool . . . the silence broken by the plop of an otter – Martha Magenta   Selected Haiku Submissions Collection The 9th Yamadera … Continue reading

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Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse (haibun)

  Entering the waiting room, everyone leaves a vacant seat between themselves and the next patient. Until it becomes so full, that late arrivals squeeze into the in-between seats, trying not to touch the patients next to them. I gaze … Continue reading

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Haiku

  churchyard lichen the living and dead in symbiosis   © Martha Magenta Cattails – the journal of the United Haiku & Tanka Society October, 2017 http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattails_final_Oct2017.pdf with Editor’s Choice and commentary: “Martha Magenta’s haiku balances many things and the … Continue reading

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Haiku

rippling moon the plop of an otter in the pool robin’s egg on the ground fractured sky north wind her ashes find their way home © Martha Magenta Akitsu Quarterly Fall 2017 http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html

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