liquidambar

A new issue of A Hundred Gourds has just been released, containing three of my haiku, as well as two rengay I wrote with Angela Terry and Julie Warther. Since AHG has asked for exclusive online rights for a period of 40 days following publication, I will not be posting my haiku and rengay from March yet, but you can read them on their website.

However, that means I can now post my haiku that appeared in A Hundred Gourds 2:1, December 2012.

raindrops
on the windowpane…
letting go

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Perseids shower
the blurred edges
of last night’s dream

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liquidambar
boxes of memories
that aren’t mine

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Also in the December issue are three “empty nest” rengay I wrote with Angela Terry and Julie Warther  last summer: “Waning Moon”, “A Different Blue”, and “Grade Five Rapids”.

billowing clouds

It’s always a delight when a new issue of Sketchbook is released. Sketchbook was one of the first journals I successfully submitted to, way back in Spring 2010, and I’ve had haiku appear in every issue since. The kigo for May/June was “cloud peaks” / “billowing clouds” . Here are my three:

billowing clouds
the wind shifts
a flock of swallows

a fire-breathing dragon
morphs into a sheep…
billowing clouds

billowing clouds
the first raindrops
hit the pavement