Category Archives: Haiku Sequence

Haiku Sequence by Roberta Beary

This haiku sequence was taken from Roberta Beary’s book, Deflection, published in 2015 by Accents Publishing. CARETAKER – I florida sunshinemother soaks upthe shade seasidewe turnmother’s chair cherry blossomsthe incessant soundof mother’s cough mother’s day only the tulipscome calling in the wheels of mother’s … Continue reading

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Haiku Sequence by Renée Owen

  So Much of Life                                  making art at your bedside the vibrancy of blue     faint footprints all I love in shadows   each breath I hold for you shavasana   your old quilt— sleeping with the stars … Continue reading

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A Haiku Sequence by Mary Stevens

Toledo Steel Sun sideof the arenaheated bull within a whirling capethe matador’s stance Toledo steel—he waves an earfor the cheering crowd workers rake sandover the scent of blood flamenco moonthe special at the innrabo de toro   by Mary Stevens … Continue reading

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A Haiku Sequence by Michael Ketchek

Four Seasons of Sun spring sun for her he plucks flowers from a neighbor’s garden   summer sun his pregnant wife’s lips dripping tomato   autumn sun trying to brush the burrs from her long brown hair   winter sun … Continue reading

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A Haiku Sequence by Donna Bauerly

leave taking watching the lights go out  one red maple         after  another         winter maples  the red-haired girl     knee deep in autumn  remembering  green   by Donna Bauerly (USA)

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A Haiku Sequence by Frank Higgins

Death of a Friend        chemo her face lost in the pillow   a final gift smell of the rain in the wet clogs    empty bed  fluffing the indent  from the pillow                                  … Continue reading

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A Haiku Sequence by Ruth Holzer

One April   deathwatch days  a cloud of gnats   April breeze  grieving for the living   Thursday’s child  she doesn’t know it’s there anymore    so often crying wolf now the wolf crying for you   no more lovable … Continue reading

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A Haiku Sequence by Doris Lynch

ON THE CUSP OF THE SOLSTICE how quietthe quiet beforewinter dawn first snowfallthe neighborhood runnerwalks in tights six crowssilent in a snowy field—noon whistle nickel-sized snowflakesold man at the bus stopwearing one glove past midnightcan’t stay indoorswhen the barred owl calls … Continue reading

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A Haiku Sequence by Roberta Beary

Baby​ ​Grand:​ ​a​ ​Haiku​ ​Sequence     under​ ​the​ ​piano i​ ​hide​ ​from​ ​father  i​ ​am​ ​5   pushing​ ​me​ ​off the​ ​piano​ ​bench  teenage​ ​breakdown   leaving​ ​home​ ​… the​ ​piano​ ​also​ ​hides deep​ ​cut​ ​scars   father’s​ ​death​ … Continue reading

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A Haiku Sequence by Robert Witmer

waving goodbye   tiny hands reach for mother’s breast full moon     pollywogs in clear water my first child in my father’s arms     starting college only one of us waving goodbye     spring cleaning nowhere to … Continue reading

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