Haiku . . .

“Caged Birds”

An (Cottage) Award, 2014 Genjuan International Haibun Contest

alphabet soup
I practice cradling love
in a stainless spoon

Second-Place Prize, Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition, 2013

skywriting all the disappearing words between us

Second-Place Prize,  17th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, 2012

cherry blossoms . . .
the unfinished poem
in my pocket

Honorable Mention, 2012 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational Contest

soapsuds—
mother tells me how
she’d like to die

carving darkness: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2011

blushing bride–
Hiroshige’s Mt. Fuji
her only trousseau

Special Recognition, 2012 Fujisan Haiku Contest

cherry blossom . . .
the baby’s hand unfolds
around my finger

Sakura Award, 2011 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Haiku Invitational Contest

cherry blossoms–
we visit the graves
of the unknown

Honorable Mention, 2011 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival,
Haiku Invitational Contest

Anthologies:

  • “Winter’s Light,” contemporary haibun 15, Jim Kacian, Bruce Ross and Ken Jones, eds., Red Moon Press: Winchester, VA, 2014
  • “Winter’s Light,” fear of dancing: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2013, Jim Kacian, ed., Red Moon Press: Winchester, VA, 2014
  • this world: Haiku Society of America 2013 Members Anthology, Carolyn Coit Dancy, ed., Haiku Society of America: New York, NY 2013
  • Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, Scott Wiggerman and Constance  Campbell, eds., Dos Gatos Press, Austin, TX, 2013
  • “Prayer for the Dead,” contemporary haibun vol. 14, Jim Kacian, Bruce Ross and Ken Jones, eds., Red Moon Press: Winchester, VA, 2013
  • “Prayer for the Dead,” nothing in the window: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2012, Jim Kacian, ed., Red Moon Press: Winchester, VA, 2013
  • “heat lightning . . . ,” “opposing views . . . ,” “turn-down service . . . ,” With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo, Michael Dylan Welch, ed., Press Here: Sammamish, WA 2012
  • “soapsuds–,” carving darkness: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2011, Jim Kacian, ed., Red Moon Press: Winchester, VA, 2012

Haibun:

  •       “Nothing more,” “Throwback,” Contemporary Haibun Online 1o.2, July 2014
  •       “His fingers,” A Hundred Gourds 3.3, June 2014
  •       “Oculus,” Haibun Today 8.2, June 2014
  •       “Caged Birds,” An (Cottage) Award, 2014 Genjuan International Haibun Contest
  •       “Circadian Rhythm,” with Marjorie Buettner, Haibun Today 8.1, March 2014
  •       “Circle Line,” Contemporary Haibun Online 9.3, Ocober 2013
  •       “Winter’s Light,” Contemporary Haibun Online 9.3, October 2013
  •       “The Gathering,” Contemporary Haibun Online, vol. 8, no. 4, January 2013
  •       “Party People,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 2, no.1, December 2012
  •       “Bush Tucker,” Contemporary Haibun Online, vol. 8, no. 3, October 2012
  •       “Verboten,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 3, June 2012
  •       “Flower Children,” Multiverses, vol. 1, no. 1, June 2012
  •       “Prayer for the Dead,” Contemporary Haibun Online, vol. 8, no. 1, April 2012
  •       “Super-8,” Contemporary Haibun Online, vol. 8, no.1, April 2012
  •       “The Kindness of Strangers,” Contemporary Haibun Online, vol. 8, no.1, April 2012
  •       “Among Strangers,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 2, March 2012
  •       “After Buchenwald,” Notes from the Gean, vol. 3, no. 2, Fall 2011

Haiga:

  • “echoing . . . ,” A Hundred Gourds, 2.4, September 2013
  • “prairie fire,” Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, Scott  Wiggerman and  Constance  Campbell, eds., Dos Gatos Press, Austin, TX, 2013
  • “my empty glass,” kernels, April 2013
  • “tadpole,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 2, no. 2, March, 2013
  • “the power,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 2, March, 2012
  • “Cassoday Cafe,” “tramp art,” Haigaonline, vol. 12, no. 2, December 2011

Haiku:

  •        “eagle sighting,” The Heron’s Nest 16.2, June 2014
  •        “snowdrift,” “waning gibbous,” A Hundred Gourds 3.3, June 2014
  •        “mating call–,” A Hundred Gourds 3.2, March 2014
  •        “autumn morning,” tinywords 13.3, November 2013
  •        “endless rain,” The Heron’s Nest, XVI.3, September 2013
  •        “spring tune-up,” “stardust . . . ,” A Hundred Gourds, 2.4, September 2013
  •        “skywriting . . . ,”  tinywords 13.2, July 2013
  •        “lengthening days .  . . ,” “rainy day,” Frogpond 36.2, Spring/Summer 2013
  •        “morning after,” “winter solstice . . . ,” Modern Haiku 44.2, Summer 2013
  • “hunger moon,” “skipped generations,” “the dog’s whimper . . . ,” A Hundred Gourds 2.3, June 2013
  • “dust bowl,” “Oklahoma spring,” “panhandle moon,” “tall grass,” “tornado season,” “winter sunset,” Lifting the SkySouthwestern Haiku & Haiga, Scott Wiggerman and Constance Campbell, eds., Dos Gatos Press, Austin, TX, 2013
  • “death watch,” Acorn, issue #30, Spring 2013
  • “barely,” tinywords 13.1, March 2013
  • “another shooting . . . ,” “candlelight vigil,” “frost . . . ,”   “intermittent light,” “solar flare,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 2, March, 2013
  • “snowfall . . . ,” “sparrow’s song,” “steady snow . . . ,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 2, no. 1, December 2012
  • “first day . . . ,” “returning . . . ,” Frogpond, vol. 35, no. 3, Autumn 2012
  • “heat lightning . . . ,”tinywords, 12.1, November 2012
  • “end of summer,” Issa’s Untidy Hut,  November 14, 2012
  • “butterfly net . . . ,” “ribbon grass . . . ,” Modern Haiku, vol. 43, no. 3, Autumn 2012
  • “his aging voice,” “muddy prints,” “mummy painting . . . ,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 4, September 2012
  • “first snow,” Frogpond, vol. 35, no. 2, Summer 2012
  • “plum blossoms,” “white iris . . . ,” Notes from the Gean, vol. 4, no. 1, June 2012
  • “equinox,” “winter,” Modern Haiku, vol 43, no. 2, Summer 2012
  • “first snow,” The Heron’s Nest, vol. XIV, no. 2 , June 2012
  • “anticipation . . . ,” “deadwood,” “winter solstice,” “Zen circle,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 3, June 2012
  • “dog days,” Prune Juice: A Journal of Senryu & Kyoka, vol. 8, Spring 2012
  • “crossroads . . . ,” Acorn, no. 28, Spring 2012
  • “heartbreak–,” “kindling–,” Notes from the Gean, vol. 4, no. 1, March 2012
  • “another blush,” “city lights . . . ,” “spring buds,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 2, March 2012
  • “another white lie,” “giving voice . . . ,” Modern Haiku, vol. 43, no. 1, Winter/Spring 2012
  • “river bottom,” “tree-trimming . . . ,” “winter sunset,” Notes from the Gean, vol. 3, no. 3, December 2011
  • “change of seasons,” “soapsuds–,” The Heron’s Nest, vol. XIII, no. 4, December 2011
  • “memorial,” A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 1, December 2011
  • “epiphany–,” Acorn, no. 27, Fall 2011
  • “another chance,” Chrysanthemum, Fall 2011
  • “blind alley . . . , ” Modern Haiku, vol. 42, no. 3, Autumn 2011
  • “summer romance,” “waxing gibbous,” Notes from the Gean, vol. 3, no. 2, Fall 2011
  • “password update:,” Prune Juice: A Journal of Senryu & Kyoka, vol. 6, July 2011
  • “banks of azaleas,” “nuclear spring,” Notes from the Gean, vol. 3, no. 1, June 2011

4 Responses to Haiku . . .

  1. Mary Kendall says:

    Such beautiful words.

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