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


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

Haiku Canada Member’s Anthology, 2018


old growth forest
the creaking of
my bones

Modern Haiku, issue 49:2


summer solstice—
watching another




so late
so soon
so old

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


Newly published haiku


spring equinox
opening my door
to the first fly

~Modern Haiku, Summer 2016



the trees
become a whisper

A Hundred Gourds, June 2016



the first rain
sinks into me

Haiku Canada, 2016 Members Anthology



on the radio
stormy weather

~ Cattails, May 2016


Published haiku

I’ve not posted my haiku for over a year now. But this doesn’t mean I haven’t been working at them!  I wanted to concentrate more on trying to get some published in haiku journals.  If I post my haiku on my blog, they’re considered published. And haiku journals as a rule only accept unpublished work.

This is why I’m pleased that two of my haiku have been recently published. One appeared in the October edition of the Haiku Canada Review.

scattered ashes
the lilacs bow down
with rain

My other haiku received honourable mention in the 2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom International Haiku Invitational.

a cherry petal
caught in her hair –
witty aside

I will have two more haiku published in the February edition of the Haiku Canada Review. I’ll post these in March.