Friday, September 17, 2021

United Haiku and Tanka Society, Fleeting Words Tanka Competition 2021

My thanks to the judge, Marilyn Humbert!


lost gloves sprout
from melting snowbanks
every finger
points me toward
a place I'd rather be

Honourable Mention
 

Haiku Contest of the Haiku Society of Constanta in Romania, 2021

Translated into Romanian


theme: raging sea


the lighthouse
without its beacon . . .
tsunami 

Ink Sweat and Tears - The Poetry and Prose Webzine - September 2021

Word and Image Feature - September 17, 2021


My thanks to Desree for selecting this "pwoermd" artwork!




Geppo: The Haiku Work-Study Journal of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, Volume XLVI:2, May 2021

February - April 2021


rusty watering can
how vibrant the life
of mud


snowdrops
the future is almost
upon us


baby skunks
the unmown strip
of grass


loonsong
I am not alone
in the mist


Spring Challenge Kigo: Kite, Toy Kite


kite tails
we watch you
slip away

World Haiku Review, Summer 2021

sultry day
a tornado screws itself
into the earth

Zatsuei Haiku of Merit
Neo-Classical Haiku Category


lily pad rafts
dotting the pond . . .
leopard frogs

Zatsuei Haiku of Merit
Neo-Classical Haiku Category 

Tsuri-doro: A Small Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Issue #5, September/October 2021

a drift of quail
among the leaves . . .
woodsmoke


scorched prairie
I have forgotten the sound
of rain


The Awakened One: Buddha-Themed Haiku from Around the World, 2021

My thanks to editors Adjei Agyei-Baah and Gabriel Rosenstock for including my work!


transience . . .
petal by petal
we let go

Winning Haiku, Canada
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, 2017


Trash Panda: Life in the Anthropocene in 17 Syllables or Less, Volume 1.1, Summer 2021

oil slick the way we colour our world

Failed Haiku 3.31, July 2018


aftermath
we tuck a note inside
the riven oak

Wales Haiku Journal, Summer 2020
 

The Cherita, May 2021

Issue: "washed by sunset"


the whimpers

of a starving puppy
draw me near

she offers her paw
and just like that,
I fall in love again


16,000 nights

and still,
these kisses

fall as dew
from the rose petals
of our tongues


the hull of our home

withstands
storm after storm

curtains flying
out every window
like pennants
 

Stardust Haiku, Issue 56, August 2021

we focus
on this moment . . .
bear prints
 

Shamrock Haiku Journal, Number 46, September 2021

the black tip
of a ground squirrel's tail . . .
stubble fire


salmon dart
across the highway . . .
no-stop rain
 

The Poetry Pea Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Summer 2021

Editor: Patricia McGuire


"No Ego"

leaf litter
turkey tail fungus
skirts the pine


cemetery shade
this luminescence
of lilies


"Euphony"

ripe pumpkins
deer tracks riddle
the frost


"Kigo"

monarch migration
the unexpected tremor
of my lips


ostrich ferns
unwind themselves . . .
daylight savings


"Selective Realism"

lantern light
becoming one
with the fog


bison range
a magpie rides off
into the sunset


"Yūgen"

twilit rookery
let the storytelling
begin


footprints etched
on the sea of tranquility . . .
rearing stallion




 

Poetry Pea, August 2021

The Haiku Pea Podcast


Series, 4, Episode 16 - "Original Haiku Using Yūgen", August 16, 2021


ghost apple
this emptiness
inside

Shortlisted, 2019 Touchstone Awards
Shamrock Haiku Journal 42, 2019


footprints etched
on the sea of tranquility . . .
rearing stallion



Our Best Haiga: Black & White Haiga/Haisha, September 2021

 Curated by Lavana Kray


September 8, 2021


(Note: this tanka art was originally published in Ribbons 17.1, Winter 2021)


Our Best Haiga: Black & White Haiga/Haisha, August 2021

Curated by Lavana Kray


August 24, 2021


(Note: this haiku was first published in Kokako 33, September 2020)


 

NeverEnding Story, September 2021

Cool Announcement: A Freebie, Mouth Full of Stones by Debbie Strange


My Dear Readers:

NeverEnding Story contributor, Debbie Strange, published a collection of sociopolitically conscious haiku, Mouth Full of Stones (Title 1X Press, 2020), and she shared her fine work as a free download available at Title IX Press website.

Selected Haiku:


dry lightning
her mattress scarred
with cigarette burns

day moon
(dis)appearing
sister's thin face

hot (fl)ashes the combustibility of womxn's rights

cows and calves
bawling at weaning time
my breasts ache

angry words
the gossip of gulls
d r i f t i n g

street kids
shadows fold
into the night

neon lights
a cardboard roof
sags with snow

cyberbullying
the buzz of a high voltage arc

permafrost
a polar bear's paws
sink deeper

Fireflies' Light: A Magazine of Short Poems, Issue 24, September 2021





 

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 6, Issue 69, September 2021

Guest Editor: Hemapriya Chellappan - Linked Forms


Darkroom

duality
the shadows and light
inside memory

    exposing yourself
    for what you are

negative strips
I am nothing more
than a ghost

    changing your colours
    before my eyes

chemical bath
it would be so easy
to drown

    red light
    you stop at nothing

contact prints
these permanent reminders
to forget

Dwarf Stars 2021 - The Very Best Short Speculative Poems Published in 2020

winter jasmine
we inhale the scent
of dying stars

The Poetry Pea Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Autumn 2020



Daily Haiku: Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog, September 2021

forgotten grave
only the small bones
of leaves remain

Commended Haiku
Polish International Haiku Competition, 2020


snow whirls
outside the henhouse . . .
father cups
my hands around
a warm brown egg

3rd Place
Fleeting Words Tanka Competition, 2018