Haiku, Senryu & Tanka

 

Archive of Previously Published Haiku, Senryu, & Tanka

2022

 
 
sidewalk cafe
watching the busboy
a white-throated sparrow
bottle rockets # 47, August 2022
 
making a splash
the frog prince dives
into the dating pool
Failed Haiku # 80, August 2022
 
budget deficit
filling potholes
the morning mist
Prune Juice #37 July 2022
 
at the edge
of a summer day
sandpipers
Semifinalist June 2022 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
New York Seikatsu Press  July 2022
 
spring cleaning—
stowing our woolies
we discover
a colony of spiders
have rewired the attic
Ribbons Vol.18.1 Spring/Summer 2022

summer's end
the ebbing tide of time
leaving behind
an old fisherman
and the echo of an osprey's cry
Ribbons Tanka Cafe Vol.18.1 Spring/Summer 2022

french press
a dark roast lingers
on our lips
Frogpond - vol. 45, #2 - Spring/Summer 2022
 
in the wake of the flood a puddle of sunshine
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal # 5:12, Spring/Summer 2022
 
as the crow flies
a butterfly meanders
through a summer day
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal # 5:12, Spring/Summer 2022
 
summer winding down the river half full
The Heron’s Nest Vol 25 # 2 - June 2022
 
saying nothing
about everything
empty shells
Haiku 2022 -
Modern Haiku Press
 
hailstones
on the barracks roof
a military tattoo
Failed Haiku # 77, May 2022
 
dockside cafe
people come and go
with the tide
Failed Haiku # 77, May 2022
 
teetering
on the edge
of a black hole
I’m starting to have some doubts
about these GPS* directions
*Galactic Positioning System
TSA National Poetry Month Special Feature - April, 2022

 
squeaky wheel
a Friend arrives late
silence pauses
Failed Haiku # 76, April 2022
 
howling at the moon a pack of lies
Failed Haiku # 76, April 2022

the nature channel
watching a hungry cougar
stalk a young buck
Failed Haiku # 76, April 2022
 
tapping trees
in the sugarbush
a northern flicker
Semifinalist March 2022 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
New York Seikatsu Press  April 2022

 
a crowd gathers
around the middle of nowhere
Zoom meeting
Golden Haiku Selection March 2022
 
reaching up
to steal the sun
kudzu vines
The Heron’s Nest Vol 24 # 1 - March 2022

harvest moon
my roommate sings
a cricket song
The Heron’s Nest Vol 24 # 1 - March 2022
 
swaddled
in fine silk
a house fly
Failed Haiku # 75, March 2022

social distancing
six light years apart
pandemic politics
Failed Haiku # 75, March 2022

cock
a doodle
doo
everyday the same
rooster haiku
Failed Haiku # 75, March 2022
 
synesthesia
developing a taste
for the blue notes
Prune Juice #36 March 2022

working class
roots and branches
do the heavy work
while leafy crowns dance
in the summer breeze
Self Portrait - TSA
2021 Member’s Anthology March 2022
 
twilight’s shadows

gathered by the setting sun

a flock of crows 
brings darkness

home to roost
Ribbons Vol.18.1 Winter 2022
 
the chatter
of an angry wren
scolding the cat
from her nest in the eaves
squatters’ rights
bottle rockets # 46, February 2022
 
quantum mechanics watching a pot boil
Failed Haiku # 74, February 2022
 
stargazing—
a night owl dives
into the milky way

Semifinalist January 2022 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
New York Seikatsu Press  February 2022
 
2021
 
saying nothing
about everything
empty shells
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal # 5:1, Autumn/Winter 2021-22
 
tinnitus—
a cricket harmonizes
with the ringing in my ears
Failed Haiku # 72, December 2021
 
folding time 
and space . . . 
a thousand cranes
Visiting the Wind - HSA Member’s Anthology 2021
 
making room
for little boxes—
a bulldozer
buries a boulder
left by a glacier
Ribbons Vol.17.3 Fall 2021
 
a
belly
full of coins
plastic buddha
Frogpond - vol. 44, #3 - Autumn 2021
 
blackbirds roosting
on an idle backhoe
the graveyard shift
Failed Haiku # 71, November 2021

Indian summer—
for the green tomatoes
too little too late
Failed Haiku # 71, November 2021
 
a garden gone to seed
butterflies stumble
in the autumn breeze
Semifinalist October 2021 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
New York Seikatsu Press  November 2021

 
no respect
for the border
english ivy
Acorn Fall 2021
 
a webbed foot
steps into the gene pool
random drift
Failed Haiku # 70, October 2021
 
senior trip—
having a flashback
while my shopping cart
circumnavigates
the produce department
Failed Haiku # 70, October 2021

bent by the wind
an old salt trims his sails
in an empty bottle
Semifinalist September 2021 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press October 2021 
 
open all night
the snap crackle pop
of neon lights
bottle rockets - #45, August 2021
 
a fan hums
while mosquitos dance
on the ceiling
Failed Haiku # 68, August 2021

the funhouse mirror shows my good sides
Failed Haiku # 68, August 2021

interrupting
the dawn chorus
a rooster crows
once for the sunrise
then again just for show

Failed Haiku # 68, August 2021
 
climbing a mountain the color of the sun
Semifinalist July 2021 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press August 2021
 
a collection
of beach glass
and empty shells
recalling the things that time
and tides have left behind
Ribbons Vol.17.2 Spring/Summer 2021

making a point
the cat sharpens her claws
on the new sofa
 
Window Seats: A Contemporary Anthology of Cat Haiku & Senryu 2021
 
sparrows
twittering in a scarecrow's ear
conspiracy theories
Prune Juice - #34, July 2021
 
ex-athlete
his body becoming
a stranger
Failed Haiku # 67, July 2021

muscle beach
parking lot queue
tan lines
Failed Haiku # 67, July 2021

mayflies
ripple still water
speed dating
Failed Haiku # 67, July 2021

diagonal lines
in a woodblock sky
the driving rain
Failed Haiku # 67, July 2021

even in Manhattan
I long for Manhattan
clam chowder
Failed Haiku # 67, July 2021
 
pissing
in the snow
stargazer
Failed Haiku # 67, July 2021 
 
tacking
into the wind
a black-backed gull
Semifinalist June 2021 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
NY Seikatsu Press July 2021
 
cricket frog—
leaping from a lily pad . . .
to the moon
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal  #4:2, Spring/Summer 2021

scattered clouds . . . a cormorant comes up for air
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal  #4:2, Spring/Summer 2021

flying fish
in the company of clouds
koinobori
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal #4:2, Spring/Summer 2021

someone else’s life
flashes before my eyes
ebay estate sale
Failed Haiku # 66, June 2021

instagram—
her carefully crafted
spontaneity
Troutswirl June, 2021
Third Place The Haiku Foundation Monthly Kukai, May 2021
 
the cry of a loon
piercing the morning mist
a red canoe
NY Seikatsu Press June 2021 
Semifinalist May 2021 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest 
 
planting a garden
flowers and vegetables
for my deer friends
Failed Haiku # 65, May 2021

two bag ladies
sharing a bagel—
with pigeons
Failed Haiku # 65, May 2021

bits of broken glass
make the parking lot sparkle
on a moonlit night
ten more body bags
in the shopping cart corral
Failed Haiku # 65, May 2021

symbiosis—
stepping out
of the sea
Failed Haiku # 65, May 2021

glistening
in the morning sun
snail trails
Acorn Spring 2021
 
the competition
for best reggae band
dreadlocked

Failed Haiku # 64, April 2021

bob white
and the meadowlarks
spring tour

Failed Haiku # 64, April 2021

a haiku moment
Schrödinger’s caterpillar
becomes a butterfly

Failed Haiku # 64, April 2021
 
the grey area
between two seasons
woodsmoke
Semifinalist March 2021 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest 
NY Seikatsu Press April 2021
 
at the end
of a rainbow
marigolds
2021 Golden Haiku Contest Selection 

the frayed edge
of a gravel road
cornflowers
The Heron's Nest Vol 23 # 1 - March 2021
 
rain-soaked
pint-sized captains
in yellow boots
racing paper boats
the dixie cup regatta
Failed Haiku # 63, March 2021

a steady diet
of coffee grounds
and banana peels
the bittersweet life
of a compost worm
Failed Haiku # 63, March 2021
 
dive bar buzz—
neon lights
and mosquitos
Frogpond - vol. 44, #1 - Winter 2021
 
clinging
to the morning glory
dew drops
bottle rockets - #44, February 2021

flies buzzing
around a dead elephant
conspiracy theories
Failed Haiku # 62, February 2021

the groundhog
emerges from a pothole
an urban legend
Failed Haiku # 62, February 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: Journal of English Senryu  # 60, December 2020
 
drifting by
the autumn moon
a red canoe
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal # 4:1, Autumn/Winter 2020-21

sprouting
from leafless branches
blackbirds
Autumn Moon Haiku Journal # 4:1, 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 Senryu  #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 Senryu  #57, September 2020 
 
summer romance
the sizzle of bottle rockets
and cicadas

The Heron’s Nest  September 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 Senryu #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 Senryu #53, May 2020

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

reflections
in a broken window
I see right through . . . myself
failed haiku: Journal of English Senryu #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
Bronze Prize Ito En Haiku Grand-Prix 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 Senryu - #51, March 2020  

what kind
of chicory is this?
cafe´au lait
failed haiku: Journal of English Senryu - #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 Senryu - #50, February 2020  

a secret kept
under my pillow
wonder woman 
failed haiku: Journal of English Senryu - #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 Senryu - #49, January 2020

shadows
roll around motel walls
just passing through
failed haiku: Journal of English Senryu - #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 Senryu - #29, November 2019

dancing
in the street
hailstones
Prune Juice Journal of Senryu - #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 Senryu - #28, July  2019

snakes
roll their eyes
at the craps table
Prune Juice Journal of Senryu - #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 Senryu - #27, March 2019

bit by bit—

the cat clears

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

the neighbor’s dog

barking between today

and tomorrow
Prune Juice Journal of Senryu - #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