Haiku & Senyru

Archive of Previously Published Haiku & Senyru

2021

the magician
pulls a mixed metaphor
out of the blue
Failed Haiku # 61, January 2021
 
the promise
of distant thunder
a wet dream
Failed Haiku # 61, January 2021
 
 
A
stone
standing
in the garden
mountain pose
Failed Haiku # 61, January 2021
 
2020
 
looking back
my twenty-twenty
hindsight
Failed Haiku # 60, December 2020
 
drifting by
the autumn moon
a red canoe
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal # 3:2, Autumn/Winter 2020-21

sprouting
from leafless branches
blackbirds
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal # 3:2, Autumn/Winter 2020-21
 
waiting
for the dust to settle . . .
he’s out
Bundled Wildflowers - Haiku Society of America 2020 Members Anthology

the flash of a firefly
followed by rolling thunder  
one Mississippi . . .
Frogpond - vol. 43, #3 - Autumn 2020

ringing bells
and rattling bones
smith corona   
Frogpond - vol. 43, #3 - Autumn 2020

hanging basil
and canning tomatoes
what’s left of summer
Semifinalist October 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press November 2020
 
after a mild winter
mushrooms sprouting
from the woodpile
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru  #58, October 2020
 
summer lingers
in the cool evening air
a few fireflies
Semifinalist September 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press October 2020

busybodies
spreading gossip
they call it news 
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru  #57, September 2020 
 
summer romance
the sizzle of bottle rockets
and cicadas

The Heron’s Nest  September 2020
The Heron’s Nest - Vol. 22 - 2020
 
heatwave—
the cricket's song interrupted
by a lovers' quarrel

Semifinalist August 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press September 2020

missing teeth
the old man smiles
with his eyes
bottle rockets – #43, August 2020

fading light—
in the spider’s web
a firefly
July Semifinalist 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press August 2020

snapping chalk lines as the crow flies
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru #55, July 2020 

stray dog
at the butcher’s door
a bag of bones
modern Haiku #51:2, Summer 2020 
  
sandlot heroes the roar of cicadas
Semifinalist June 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest

NY Seikatsu Press July 2020
 

on the road
to Genbaku Dome
cherry blossoms
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal # 3:2, Spring/Summer 2020

baby greens
taking the first bite
a garden snail
Frogpond - vol. 43, #2 - Spring/Summer 2020

music in the air
a pigeon drops a feather
in the busker’s hat
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru #53, May 2020

moonlight serenade
a mockingbird courting
our rusty gate
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru #53, May 2020

reflections
in a broken window
I see right through . . . myself
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru #53, May 2020

mother’s day—
a bouquet of flowers
in sixty-four colors
Semifinalist May 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press June 2020

the city
turned upside down
memorial pool
Acorn—#44, Spring, 2020

waiting . . .
for the light to change
writer's block
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru - #51, March 2020  

what kind
of chicory is this?
cafe´au lait
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru - #51, March 2020

empty shells
bleached by the sun
mostly 12 gauge
bottle rockets – #42, February 2020
 
my secret longing
for her sensuous curves
the neighbor’s guitar
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru - #50, February 2020  

a secret kept
under my pillow
wonder woman 
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru - #50, February 2020

a painted lady
spreads her wings
shavasana
Frogpond – vol. 43, #1, Winter 2020

in the eye
of the storm
Xanax 
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru - #49, January 2020

shadows
roll around motel walls
just passing through
failed haiku: Journal of English Senyru - #49, January 2020

New Year's Day
a blanket of snow
covers our tracks
Semifinalist January 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press February 2020 


2019

a thousand raindrops in a footprint left behind
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal #3:1, Fall/Winter 2019

desert canyon
the sound of water
written in stone

Heron’s Nest vol. 21, #4, December 2019

eyes peeled
they still don’t see
potato heads
Prune Juice Journal of Senyru - #29, November 2019

dancing
in the street
hailstones
Prune Juice Journal of Senyru - #29, November 2019

snapping chalk lines as the crow flies
A Moment’s Longing:
Haiku Society of America 2019 Members Anthology

stretched to the limit
a wave breaks
its silence
Frogpond – vol. 42, #2, Autumn 2019

a coin
standing on edge
no decision
bottle rockets – #41, August 2019

beach club
the fisherman joins
a flock of gulls
Semifinalist August 2019 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest

two sides
of the story
a mixtape
Prune Juice Journal of Senyru - #28, July  2019

snakes
roll their eyes
at the craps table
Prune Juice Journal of Senyru - #28, July 2019

fireflies—
lightning
in a bottle
Semifinalist July 2019 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest

filling

an empty birdbath

moonlight
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal #2:2, Spring/Summer 2019

wildflowers

climbing a mountain

late spring
Semifinalist May 2019 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest

summer of love
watching the war
in black and white
Frogpond – vol. 42, #1, Spring/Summer 2019

I am Groot,

I am Groot, I am Groot,

I am Groot
Honorable Mention 2019 Leading Edge Magazine Sci-Faiku Contest

Leading Edge issue #74, April 2019

arms akimbo

she closes the door

with a hip check
Prune Juice Journal of Senyru - #27, March 2019

bit by bit—

the cat clears

my desktop
Prune Juice Journal of Senyru - #27, March 2019

the neighbor’s dog

barking between today

and tomorrow
Prune Juice Journal of Senyru - #27, March 2019

the first

sign of spring

it’s a fastball
2019 Golden Triangle Haiku Contest Selection

the shadow

of an old friend dances
in empty shoes
Semifinalist March 2019 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest

the edge
of the ocean
ruffled lace
Semifinalist January 2019 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
Bronze Prize Ito En Haiku Grand-Prix 2019



2018

first light—
a sparrow sings
the sun up
Semifinalist October 2018 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest

listening
to a moonlit night
Hank Williams
Frogpond - vol. 41, #3 - Fall 2018

maple leaf     
dancing in the wind
game over
Four Hundred and Two Snails:
Haiku Society of America 2018 Members Anthology
 

shadows casting darkness through an open door
Honorable Mention 2018 Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Contest
The Heron’s Nest – Vol. 20, 2018


clocks ticking
the timeless patter
of spring rain
Frogpond – vol. 41, #2, Spring/Summer 2018