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February 2008 Issue VIII:1

Haiku/Senryu

 



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my body
minus my dreams
a strangled squid

 
David Kowalczyk

 

 

 

come with me, she says—
the swollen river
runs brown
   


white wind the eyes of the dead seal missing
Carolyn Hall

 

 

 

 

autumn chores    I buy myself a machete


Cherie Hunter Day

 

 

 

green for a few words gray green
heaven’s mall holograms ride up-only escalators
a night of dense fog no vacancy
John Stevenson

 

 

 

  winter silence
what's finally heard
 
Curtis Fisher

 

 

 

   back of the house your voice lights a candle

Gregory Hopkins

 

 

 

a thread worn hole in the illusionist's hand
from someone's baby a smile that knows me

far from home a ghost crab floats in the rain

Ron C. Moss

 

 

 

in bed
failed attempts
at private meaning
Eric Burke

 

 

 

 

goddess of regeneration
peeing
beside the evergreen

 
Ed Baker

 

 

 

nudging ghosts
of fringed gentians
the autumn wind

 

winter’s day
the alternating regions
of a bird note

Dru Philippou

 

 

 

a butterfly december rises to meet it
a year left to smirk us
this year even last and before i've fallen short of myself
birds wait on my thoughts to disappear into seeds

a cold wind scraps of paper languish in my mind

marlene mountain

 

 

 

 

I sang for your wedding bath, your wedding bed

 
J. Zimmerman

 

 

 

His floating ribs mackerel sky
Reeperbahn lamppost anonymous moths
Guy Simser

 

 

 

Dawn glows on the edge
Signaling the departure
Of the windy dead

 
Eric Greinke

 

 

 

 

more waterfalls
falling
from her ears

 
Scott Metz

 

 

    facing the abyss
       lichen
              graffiti
  exhausted after
orgasm: the branch
where a crow was
 
one breath
millions of bats streaming out
millions of bats streaming in

 

 
Peter Yovu

 

 

 

Utsav-
the god going round
the street houses
 
A.Thiagarajan

 

 

 

whale bones
so unlike mine:
cold sea wind
Mike Dillon

 

 

  what I left behind
was not left behind
New Year's Day
 
Victor Ortiz

 

 


A darkness so deep
I am surrounded
by gold beetles
A neon message
for every pore...
becoming night
 
 
 
Pure brightness
deconstructing
an ordinary dream

Paul Pfleuger, Jr.

 

 

chest caving under the spring sky's blue

lightning flashing under my eyelids up my ankles

Dana Duclo

 

 

 

 

she lifts one child--
the underwater years
of dragonflies

 
Peggy Willis Lyles

 

grasshopper
gets into my head
linen fresh

 

pussy willows all roughed up ...

Tyler Pruett

 

 

A Wake
Sounds
Of mockingbirds

Earth curves
At places
A bowl of leaves

 
Kalpana R J

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