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 . . .

Constanta Haiku Contest 2021

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

the future is almost
upon us

baby skunks
the unmown strip
of grass

I am not alone
in the mist

Spring Challenge Kigo: Kite, Toy Kite, tako, ikanobori

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 . . .

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

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

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 . . .
non-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


ripe pumpkins
deer tracks riddle
the frost


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


twilit rookery
let the storytelling

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

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 first published in Ribbons 17.1, Winter 2021)

September 25, 2021

(Note: this tanka was first published in Blithe Spirit 30.3, August 2020)

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
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

the buzz of a high voltage arc

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


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

Daily Haiga: An Edited Journal of Traditional and Contemporary Haiga, August 2021

Featured Artist: August 18, 2021

Note: this tanka was first published in Tanka Origins 3, April 2020


Window Seats: A Contemporary Anthology of Cat Haiku & Senryu, Bottle Rockets Press, 2021

pussy willows
the swollen bellies
of feral cats

Acorn 42, Spring 2014

Bottle Rockets, Vol. 23, Number 1 (or #45), August 2021

dandelions the multiplication factor of yellow

Blithe Spirit, Vol. 31, Number 3, August 2021

stray kitten
our hen unfolds
her wings

the click-snap
of a barn owl peering
from our hayloft
we defer roof repairs
for another year