Friday, July 02, 2021

Tsuri-doro: A Small Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Issue #4, July/August 2021

dew-strung web
the morning breaks
into prisms

The QuillS, Issue 8, June 2021

Impasto Meandering (numbers 1 through 3)


The Bamboo Hut, Number 2, 2021


crab-apple wine
the dance floor dad built
in the orchard

the scent of hay
wafts over our pasture . . .
we breathe deeply

wheat gum
our laugh lines etched
with dust

a slice of moon
dangles from the auger . . .
rusty combine

barren fields
the scattered bones
of our farm

the jangle
of a tin roof leaving home . . .
desolate prairie 

The Haiku Foundation, Per Diem, June 2021

Selected by David Oates for the theme of "Passages": June 26, 2021

gone too soon
sakura blossoms
my old friends

Sakura Awards, Canada
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, 2015 

Tinywords, Issue 21.1, June 2021

Note: this haiku first appeared in Akitsu Quarterly, Summer 2020


Stardust Haiku, Issue 54, June 2021

morning chores
the hens announce
their eggs

Prune Juice, Issue 34, July 2021


Poetry Pea, June 2021

The Haiku Pea Podcast

Series 4, Episode 12 - "Original Haiku of the Seasons", June 21, 2021 

fallow fields a light dusting of snow geese

Mariposa 39, Autumn/Winter 2018
Shortlisted, 2018 Touchstone Awards

monarch migration
the unexpected tremor
of my lips

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

 Curated by Lavana Kray

June 3, 2021

(Note: this tanka was first published in Kokako 32, April 2020)

June 14, 2021

(Note: this haiku was first published in #FemkuMag 9, February 2019)

June 27, 2021

(Note: this tanka received 2nd place in the 2018 UHTS Fleeting Words Tanka Competition)

Modern Haiku, Vol. 52.2, Summer 2021

grape vines
these fingers that refuse
to bend

My thanks to Lee Gurga for giving the following haiku a mention in his essay, "Normative Haiku and Beyond":

summer fair
our dog retrieves
a lost boy

Mariposa 40, 2019

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 6, Issue 67, July 2021


Eucalypt, Issue 30, May 2021

of earthstar fungi unfold
along this path
I try to reimagine
the time-lapse of my life

my dye pot
bubbles with delight
I offer
the day's new colours
to you for naming

Brass Bell, July 2021

Theme: childhood memories

the percussion of hail
against our silos

blistering sun
we wade through a river
of barley

dinner bell
the wind swallows
its sound

Australian Haiku Society, 2021

Winter Solstice Haiku String, June 21, 2021

dirt makes a map
of my palm