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UHTS The “Samurai” Haibun Contest, 2017 Honourable Mention

Changing Trains   I board the late night train. I agree to hold a fellow passenger’s baby while she sorts out her bags and finds the baby’s things. The woman is clearly flustered, and she sighs heavily as she searches … Continue reading

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UHTS “Fleeting Words” Tanka Contest 2017 Honorable Mention

  thrashing windscreen wipers relentless mother scolds from the back seat   © Martha Magenta   UHTS “Fleeting Words” Tanka Contest 2017 Honorable Mention https://www.thehaikufoundation.org

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Haibun: Out on a Limb

  My parents warned me to stay away from the woods. There was an ogre in the woods, huge, old, and hairy, and he liked to eat children. I was climbing on a tree branch and noticed a strange old … Continue reading

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Senryu

  coins in the well the depth of my desire   fireside mystery she reads it again for the first time   second-hand shopping I catch my reflection in a window   © Martha Magenta Prune Juice, A Journal of … Continue reading

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Family Haiku

  grandma searches for her reading glasses dwindling sunset     teen son adjusting a new voice— raven’s song     white butterfly the blank pages of mum’s diary   © Martha Magenta   brass bell: a haiku journal – … Continue reading

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They Gave Us Life Anthology

  scent of lilac . . . my mother’s photo her eyes my eyes ~ Martha Magenta   estranged mother . . . the river still flows under the ice ~ Martha Magenta, EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration, 2017; Reconciliation   … Continue reading

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Haiku

  still pool … an otter dives into itself   stiller Teich … ein Otter taucht in sein Selbst     silent snow father’s untold secrets   Schneestille Vaters unausgesprochene Geheimnisse     halo moon the heavy heads of sunflowers … Continue reading

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