Category Archives: Poems

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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Free Verse by RM Yager

There will be Tears falling into my flour because you are not here this year to pour and mix, measure and stir all the treats we used to labor over every Christmas Eve   I will be in the kitchen alone … Continue reading

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Free Verse about Art

Madame Matisse’s Hat by Sally Hewitt     He didn’t like Madame Matisse’s Hat pointed his Picasso nose in the air, harrumphing, and made the hand gesture for time-out, thus I had to break my concentration, my absorption in form … Continue reading

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Poem by Robert Mucci

Leaves Upon the Ground by Robert Mucci   A gentle breeze sends autumn leaves swirling to the ground Tumbling through the tepid air as they twirl ‘round. Orange, greens and yellows, bronze and muted browns Nature’s palette limitless defies all … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 30, 2020

halfway to the seaa seagull’s shadowfollows its cry   by Andy McLellan (U.K.) Blithe Spirit, 27:3, September 2017

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 18, 2020

senryu college world series a melting pot of mascots by Mike Stinson (USA), Author extra innings Book previously reviewed on this blog:

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 6, 2020

dappled light a patch of leaf litter becomes sparrows by Kristen Lindquist (USA) Editor’s Choice  The Cicada’s Cry, Summer 2020 Issue Bio note: Kristen’s daily haiku blog, Book of Days, is at

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 5, 2020

watering orchids the inside of a cat’s ear by Olivier Schopfer (Switzerland), Author Home After a Long Absence: Haiku, Senryu and Tanka Cyberwit, 2020 (New title by author, available through Amazon)

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Free Verse by Maureen Weldon

MIDNIGHT ROBIN While the sky shimmers like shot silk, chimneypots a toothy smile, I count the pots, 1 2 3 4 5.   On my kitchen table, sheets and sheets of screwed up poems, I will flatten them tomorrow for … Continue reading

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Tanka by Antoinette Libro

Tanka shops may be closed and houses shuttered but in the backyard a riot of red bougainvillea by Antoinette Libro (USA) Red Lights, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2020

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