Category Archives: Mary Jo Balistreri

Daily Haiku: May 11, 2021

locusts weave every grandpa story hip-high bluestem   by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) Bundled Wildflowers Haiku Society of America 2020 Members’ Anthology

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Daily Haiku: March 17, 2021

father’s whistle in a blade of grass       by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) The Heron’s Nest, #17, 2015

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Daily Haiku: Jan. 3, 2020

from my window the maple tree blinks light . . . all seems possible       by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA)  

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 25, 2020

porch lights lit . . . god rest ye merry gentlemen fills the frigid air       by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA)

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Free Verse by Mary Jo Balistreri

Archeology of Desire Steam curls its way up the spout, unfurls petals of mist that displace the winter of a cold kitchen. My gramma cups her hands around the blue-willow cup, its glaze cracked and veined. She lowers her face … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 11, 2020

a berry in its beak dangling from the juniper cedar waxwing       by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) Selected Haiku: Chicago Botanic Garden Display  

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 8, 2020

wet sheets snap on the line– chickadee song by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) Acorn, #33, Fall 2014

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Free Verse by Mary Jo Balistreri

1929 They crashed with the stock market on a Friday. When the bank failed, he was credited with a trunk of paper promises. He forfeited himself. After a nervous breakdown, relief was a jug of wine. What she brought home … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: July 3, 2020

rip-tide warnings— a surfer at the crest of his wave by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) Presence, Spring, 2019

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Blog Special: A Stunningly–Beautiful Poetry Collection by Mary Jo Balistreri

In Gatheriing the Harvest, Mary Jo Balistreri has created a stunningly-beautiful, deeply personal, and generous poetry collection that brings us closer to insights, truths, and wisdom relevant to our lives. Balistreri has the courage to face life’s challenges and write … Continue reading

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