Eleven Newly Published Haiku

 

photo by Dan Curtis

 

polaroid photos
I try to recall
my father’s voice

Presence, issue #61

 

tornado watch …
the first tinkling
of a wind chime

Frogpond, vol 41:2 Spring 2018

 

first day of spring
the squeaking of
new shoes

Heron’s Nest, Volume XX, Number 2: June 2018

 

ladybug
up a stem and back
quiet afternoon

 

sea shells
a child’s summer
packed in a jar

tinywords 18.1

 

cold rain …
filling the carton
with her clothes

Heron’s Nest, Volume XX, Number 1: March 2018

 

neither here
nor there
fireflies

Haiku Canada Member’s Anthology, 2018

 

old growth forest
the creaking of
my bones

Modern Haiku, issue 49:2

 

summer solstice—
watching another
rerun

 


fogroundship

 


so late
so soon
so old

Haiku Canada Review, vol. 11. no. 2, October 2017

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Eight Recently Published Haiku

Photo by Dan Curtis

 

a call to prayer
by the sea
the scent of wild roses

tinywords 17.2

 

family picnic
a thundershower
clears the air

Haiku Society of America
2017 Members’ Anthology

 

sea glass —
bit by bit
becoming blind

Frogpond, 40:3, Autumn 2017

 

I go on
about my ailments
organ recital

Modern Haiku 48:3

 

dead sea lion
held by the sand —
by the full moon

deep breath: a book of haiku evolutions
edited by Terry Ann Carter
leaf press, 2017

 

final blessing
cherry petals fall
on silent mourners

Sakura Award
2017 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

 

a sepia photo
of laughing boys —
Remembrance Day

 

sunny side up
getting ready for
my hospice shift

Haiku Canada, February 2018

 

 

Recently published haiku

Dan Curtis

 

the dream
my father still clings to
backyard sailboat

The Heron’s Nest, Winter, 2016

dementia ward
she sits on the far side
of the moon

moongarlic E-zine, Issue: 8

the     just before orgasm

Bones,  journal for contemporary haiku, Issue 12, March 15th, 2017

 

A Haiku Honour

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I’m thrilled that my haiku “shortest day” was selected for inclusion in Dust Devils: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016.

The Red Moon Anthology “…assembles each year the finest haiku and related forms published around the world in English.”  The poems are voted in by a panel of 11 editors from a selection of more than 3,000 haiku and related works. It’s an honour to be included in this anthology.

 

My haiku was first published in Modern HaikuWinter-Spring 2016.

shortest day
my toothpaste
promises brightness

 

Award Winning Haiku

 

large-cheery-blossom

photo credit: chibitomu Cherry Pink via photopin (license)

 

I was pleased that two of my haiku submitted to the The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2016 Haiku Invitational were selected for a British Columbia Award. A total of 696 poets participated in six categories, submitting a total of 1,384 haiku.

 

cherry petals
a bit of cheer
for the busker’s cup

~ Sakura Award

 

an improv
of falling petals
cherry blossom jazz

~ Honourable Mention