Haiku

There are many definitions of haiku. This is one of the best. “Haiku is more than a form of poetry; it is a way of seeing the world. Each haiku captures a moment of experience; an instant when the ordinary suddenly reveals its inner nature and makes us take a second look at the event, at human nature, at life.” ~ A.C. Missias

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an old love
umbrellas
lightly touching

Frogpond, 40:2, Summer 2017

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

 

walking a mile
in another’s shoes
thrift store

 

steel cut oats
the dry details
of my will

Failed Haiku – A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 2, Issue 14, February 2017

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daddy-longlegs
the thinning of
my bones

Modern Haiku, Issue 48:1

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morning star
the first call
of the robin

Cattails, September 2016

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curled up
with a scratchy LP
Valentine’s Day

Haiku Society of America, 2016 Member’s Anthology

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his acquittal
she shoves another carrot
into the juicer

antique car show
some mileage
still left in me

 

all tore up the Perseids burn across a Kingston sky for Gord Downie

 

Haiku Canada Review, October 2016

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all saints’ day
the shoe repairman
mends my sole

 Prune Juice , July 2016

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zendo
a spider scurries

into stillness

bottle rockets, issue #35

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spring equinox
opening my door
to the first fly

Modern Haiku, Summer 2016

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fog
the trees
become a whisper

A Hundred Gourds, June 2016

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drought
the first rain
sinks into me

Haiku Canada, 2016 Members Anthology

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jazz
on the radio
stormy weather

Cattails, May 2016

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shortest day
my toothpaste
promises brightness

Modern Haiku, Winter-Spring 2016

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cold snap
the blue call
of a jay

seduction
deep in the woods
phallus impudicus

Haiku Canada Review, February 2016

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moon shadows
the owl
slips between

A Hundred Gourds, March 2016

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rain shadow
an old couple
hand in hand

2015 Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology: A Splash of Water

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meditation bell
the drumming woodpecker
pauses

Haiku Canada Review,  Volume 9:2 – October 2015

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low tide
I lie awake
mindcombing

Frogpond, Volume 38:3 – Autumn 2015

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blink of an eye
the distance between
a finch and my cat

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVII, Number 4 – December 2015

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cherry blossoms
come and go
my seventy years

best BC haiku,
the 2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational

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huckleberries
picking through
my boyhood

honourable mention,
the Third Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, 2015

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summer’s end
the lost cat poster
fading

Frogpond, Summer 2015

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hospice lounge
the jigsaw puzzle
unfinished

2015 Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology 2015

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the fridge shuts off     sound of snow

stack of patio chairs
            a
       maple
             key
        twirls
              into
          the
             empty
               cup
the Haiku Canada Review, February 2015

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scattered ashes
the lilacs bow down
with rain

the Haiku Canada Review, October 2014

a cherry petal
caught in her hair –
witty aside

2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival International Haiku Invitational

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