sparrow’s song

sparrow’s song
the tree she planted
about to leaf

Mariposa #28, Spring/Summer 2013

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Spring Cleaning

After 5 consecutive months of daily online writing challenges, I decided I needed a break! So I’m taking the month of April to catch up on reading the haiku and haibun books and journals that I have backlogged.

 

It was also time to clean up my publications pages, as they were getting too crowded. Check out my newly update pubs pages: Anthologies, Haiku, Haibun, Tanka, and Rengay. Please let me know if any of the links are not working.

 

As spring arrives in the Pacific Northwest, I am busy paying attention, and jotting down haiku and haibun starters for future writes. In the meantime, I have haiku that will appear in the next issues of Modern Haiku, A Hundred Gourds, Mariposa, and Acorn.

December Haiku Share- Day 19

December Haiku Share

streetlights reflected
in wet pavement
winter dawn
— Cara Holman

Mariposa #26, Spring/Summer 2012

 

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listening
for the silence
between raindrops
yesterday’s blunders
wash out to sea
— Jenny Ward Angyal

GUSTS 15, spring/summer 2012

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winter darkness
we run out
of subjects to change
— Seánan Forbes

Modern Haiku 43:3

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december’s dawn
drops of dew
between the mums
~isabelle loverro

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winter drizzle . .
the sound of sunlight
in a mockingbird’s song
— Sandi Pray

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to return
or not to return
—winter twilight

revenir
ou ne pas revenir
– crepuscule d’hiver

— Lech Szeglowski
(haiku translated into French by I. Codrescu)

* Full publication credits below

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raindrops
fall on still water –
tiny ripples
these subtle longings
of my heart
— Lauren Mayhew

A Hundred Gourds 1:2, March 2012

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frost
turns to dew . . .
his handwritten note

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relentless rain
fragments of lotus
fragments of me…
would i do it all again
love him recklessly
— Pamela A. Babusci

A Thousand Reasons

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hailstorm . . .
three red petals left
to scent this rose
— Kirsten Cliff

Caribbean Kigo Kukai, September 2012

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the church bell
has a strange sound to it
freezing rain
— Johnny Baranski

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winter sky–
the white cat’s eyes
bluer

ciel d’hiver–
le blanc des yeux du chat
plus bleu

Alegria Imperial

Daily Haiku Selection, April 22, 2011
(Mainichi, Japan)

French translation by Serge Tome at tempslibres.com

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cold wind
the front and back
of my hand
— angie werren

the zen space — Spring 2012 Showcase
(it’s a haiga)

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warming my heart
on a winter night
a snowman collection
— Christine L. Villa

See Haiku Here, January 2012
See Kuniharu Shimizu’s artwork here

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winter breaths
and many other things
I’d just as soon forget
— S.M. Abeles

Prune Juice Issue 8

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who will call me now
by my other name . . .
soft rain falling
— Margaret Dornaus

NaHaiWriMo, February 2012

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thawing pine . . .
all it takes to say
I love you
— Kathy Uyen Nguyen

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black clouds
grumble with thunder –
red umbrellas
— Juliet Wilson

Haiku Scotland

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solstice
gray rain
pounds the streets
— Jone MacCulloch

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* Rest of publication credits for Lech Szeglowski:

DailyHaiga, 18 January 2010. Art by Dorota Pyra.

Haiga with haiku in French by Ion Codrescu.

Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness, edited by Robert Epstein, Published by Modern English Tanka Press, Baltimore, Maryland 2011.

Haïga. Peindre en poésie, by Ion Codrescu, Published by A.F.H. Association francophone de haiku, Barjols, France 2012.

streetlights reflected

December Haiku Share

We’ve done summer rain, now it’s time to share a haiku, tanka, or haiga about winter rain, streetlights, reflections, pavement, dawn, rain in general, or winter in general.

streetlights reflected
in wet pavement
winter dawn

Mariposa #26, Spring/Summer 2012


If you missed the initial post, click here to read about the month long haiku challenge I am holding right here on my blog this December.

Upcoming Publications

It’s been silent on my blog ever since the 31 prompters, 31 days challenge on NaHaiWriMo ended on August 31. That’s jointly due to the back-to-school busyness, and also to all the journals and contests that have their deadlines between August 15 and September 15. I can’t even think how many haiku, senryu, and rengay I must have submitted. But it all pays off in the end: I have works that will appear in the following publications this fall:

  • 2 haiku, plus a rengay with Kirsten Cliff, to appear in Aubrie Cox’s Every Road Takes Me to the Sea post
  • 1 haiku, to appear in Modern Haiku
  • 2 haiku, plus a rengay with Angela Terry and Julie Warther, to appear in Frogpond
  • 1 haiku, to appear in Acorn
  • 3 haiku, plus 3 rengay with Angela Terry and Julie Warther, to appear in A Hundred Gourds
  • an interview with Ina Roy and Andrea Heiberg, to appear on in our books
  • 2 haiku, to appear in tinywords
  • 1 haiku, to appear in Mariposa

Recent publications include:

Mariposa #26

I’m pleased to have three haiku included in the new issue of Mariposa #26, the membership journal of Haiku Poets of Northern California (HPNC). This will be the last issue edited by Ebba Story and Susan Antolin. Cherie Hunter Day will be taking over the editorship of this fine journal.

pathology report
I write my name
in permanent pen

waning moon
nibbling an apple
down to its core

streetlights reflected
in wet pavement
winter dawn

In addition, my 2nd place tanka from the 2011 San Francisco International Competition for Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, and Rengay was reprinted in this issue:

our favorite walk
by the river–
deep in conversation
we cover
the same old ground

April Acceptances

It is always a red letter day to receive news that one of my poems has been accepted for publication. I currently have haiku, senryu, short form poetry, tanka, haibun, and rengay that was selected to appear in upcoming issues of the following publications:

  • Moonbathing
  • Four and Twenty
  • The Heron’s Nest
  • Mariposa
  • Haibun Today
  • A Hundred Gourds
  • Modern Haiku
  • The Haiku Foundation Haiku App Database 2012
  • Notes from the Gean
  • Multiverses
  • Prune Juice