Category Archives: Mary Jo Balistreri

Daily Haiku: Aug. 11, 2021

senryu my lost golf ball and the alligator . . . summer ends   by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) Prune Juice, February 2018

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Daily Haiku: June 24, 2021

senryu       toast crumbs fall onto his paper landslide in Peru       by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology  

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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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