Monday, May 13, 2019

World Haiku, Number 15, 2019

Translated into Japanese

sepia postcards
from around the world
autumn leaves

weather vane
a horse leads us
toward home

snow mounds
the growing roundness
of her belly

Note: these haiku previously appeared in Brass Bell Haiku Journal

Tofino Poet Laureate - National Poetry Month Initiative, April 2019

Tofino Poet Laureate, Joanna Streetly, featured the following tanka on her blog for National Poetry Month Day 6 (April 6, 2019):

the ocean
was in a rage last night
but today,
these peace offerings
of blue mussels and kelp

1st Place
2018 Tanka Society of America Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest

The Heron's Nest, Volume 20, 2018

snowed in the round silence of tumbleweeds

we lean into the songs
of blackbirds

the pink noise
of candy floss

The Cherita, February 2019

Issue: "the sound of water"


is woven into the fabric
of our conversations

hand-me-down memories
bringing comfort
to these old bones

I am

a daughter
of sea and wind

the saltation
of morning light
in my spindrift hair

my camera

inside a drawer

I feel the weight
of things even when
they are not here

NeverEnding Story, April 2019

Translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu:

transience . . .
petal by petal
we let go

Winning Haiku (Canada)
2017 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational

Chen-ou Liu's comments: (excerpted from the judges' commentary)

"Transience encloses the world without and within each of us. Because we feel more secure when we have a sense of predictability, we develop a great capacity for denying a simple truth: that nothing stays the same. That can be a challenge, but the gentleness of "petal by petal" reminds us that we'll be just fine..."

Human/Kind Journal, Issue 1.5, May 2019

GUSTS, Number 29, Spring/Summer 2019

Honoured to have a lovely review of Three-Part Harmony: Tanka Verses included in this issue. It may be accessed via its tab on this blog. My gratitude to Maxianne Berger!

the gleam
of copper birches
in sunlight . . .
she wears her wounds
with gravitas

spin from the crest
of a wave . . .
I wish we'd had more
time to say goodbye

the borrowed
identities of frogs
and butterflies . . .
sometimes she cannot
recognize my face

Fresh Out: An Arts and Poetry Collective, April 2019

#FemkuMag: An E-zine of Women's Haiku - Issue 11, April 2019

wolf moon light falls across your still face


Dad's books . . .
the thumbprints of who
he used to be

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 4, Issue 41, May 2019

Daily Haiku, Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog, April 2019

rapid transit
the coming and going
of magnolias

Judges' Favorites
Golden Triangle Haiku Contest, 2018

rusted bucket
cherry blossoms patch
every hole

2nd Place
Second International Ohanami Haiku Contest, 2016

wild iris
a familiar song
in its throat

Runner-up, Readers' Choice Awards, 2018
Shamrock Haiku Journal

Daily Haiga: An Edited Journal of Traditional and Contemporary Haiga, April 2019

Featured Artist: April 20, 2019

Note: tanka first published by Mariposa 38, Spring/Summer 2018

Chrysanthemum, Number 25, April 2019

Translated into German

Acorn, Number 42, Spring 2019

weathered oars
we fold our worries
into the river