Friday, April 05, 2019

The Heron's Nest, Vol. 21, Number 1, March 2019

heirloom hollyhocks
I still see father kneeling
in a patch of light


The Haiku Foundation, March 2019

Haiku Music Challenge Number 7 - March 4, 2019


The Haiku Foundation chose three of their favourite compositions from the Naviar Records Haiku Music Challenge for the following poem:

transience . . .
petal by petal
we let go

Best Haiku, Canada
2017 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational




The Cicada's Cry: A Micro-Zine of Haiku Poetry, Winter 2018

silent night
the first tick of snow
against our tent


The Cherita, January 2019

Issue: "whisper me free"


snow-lit grove

with chickadees perched
on our palms

you kiss me
softly on my forehead
like a blessing


equinox

otters chirp
to each other in passing

even the smallest
moments of grace
sustain me


deserted beach

a tangled fort
of burnished driftwood

empty now,
except for shadows
and possibilities


I cast the runes

in search of something
indefinable

they tell me
I must learn to make
my own magic

A Cherita Lighthouse Award

The Cherita, November 2018

Issue: "snow ghosts" (honoured to have this title taken from my cherita)


snow ghosts

shape-shifting
across the tundra

we reveal ourselves
to each other
a little at a time


The Bamboo Hut, Spring 2019

fog settles eventually all things become nothing


morning chill
two ladybirds trimmed
with pearls


the blue hour . . .
you slipped away
without a sound


a lodestar
glistens above
our bow
we follow the light
into breaking dawn


grief rides my back

like a cowboy
on a rank horse

spurs dug deep
into the flanks
of memory


Seashores - An International Journal to Share the Spirit of Haiku, Vol. 2, April 2019

bioluminescence
I skip a pebble across
the universe