Category Archives: Mary Jo Balistreri

Daily Haiku: Oct. 2, 2022

library entrancethe lapping tongues of puppiesat a silver bowl by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA)  The Haiku Foundation, Dec. 6, 2021

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Daily Haiku: Aug. 15, 2022

forever in the shade of pine trees . . . father reading to me   by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) failed haiku, October, 2020

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Daily Haiku: March 23, 2022

frozen in its tumble a rainbow edged waterfall by Mary Jo Balistreri (USA) Frogpond, Vol. 45:1, Winter 2022

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Free Verse by Mary Jo Balistreri

Finding Peace To walk these meandering paths of filtered sun and fallen birch logs is to inhale peace. To tread upon pine needles cushioned with downy white tufts of aspen calms even the most anxious thoughts. To surrender to the … Continue reading

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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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