Monthly Archives: October 2019

Daily Haiku: Nov. 1, 2019

magnolia sometimes between his cigar smoke by Steve Smolak  (USA) Failed Haiku, #10,  2016

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Friday Surprise: A Poem by Maureen Weldon

THE EMPTY CITY No city, just rubble. Soldiers in black play hide-and-seek, We are East, West, North, South, they shout. So we packed him away, our precious boy, our precious child; packed him away for a better life in a … Continue reading

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Double-Feature –The Daily Haiku: Oct. 31, 2019

halloween twilight army helicopters fill the sky   by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA) Shiki Kukai Halloween Haiku Contest, 2001 all souls’ day no one i care to see again by Roberta Beary (Ireland/USA) Frogpond, 37:1, Winter 2014

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Daily Haiku Special: Two Poets, Oct. 30, 2019

  Halloween a child giggles at the old lady mask I’m not wearing   by Valorie Woerdehoff (USA)     fall mist . . . the buzz and flicker of the motel’s ‘M’   by Ignatius Fay (Canada), Co-Author Breccia … Continue reading

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Double Senryu Special–The Daily Haiku, Oct. 29, 2019

country market— the pumpkin rides home in the front seat   by Carole MacRury (USA), Author In the Company of Crows, 2008   Halloween– the witch next door doesn’t have to pretend     by Chad Lee Robinson (USA) Prune … Continue reading

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A Poem by Paul Beech

Homemaking Gulls tumble screeching in the raw estuary blow as we pop the radio on.   There are those who frown still but here on our windy Welsh hill we’re making a home together.   She bends to the curtains … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku Senryu Special: Oct. 28, 2019

All Hallow’s Eve–– a ghost spirits away her prized pumpkin   by Robert Epstein (USA) New England Letters, #101, 2019   halloween party I meet a zombie who smells of lilac perfume   by Mike Stinson  (USA) Frogpond, Spring 2019  

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 27, 2019

last train– I take the stars home with me by Carol Raisfeld (USA) Haiku Windows The Haiku Foundation, April 25, 2018

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Special to This Blog

A Muddy River by Stephen Page   You are red-breasted, your song flute-like, Your wings brown, your sharp eyes whitely circled. A common day your voice makes remarkable; So rare, you laid a single light blue egg. As your mate … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 26, 2019

prize pumpkins our hayrack buckles with light by Debbie Strange (Canada) Honorable Mention The International Contest on the Theme of the Gourds, 2019

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