Whispers and unmarked graves

These three senryu and the single kyoka were published in Prune Juice, A Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun and Haiga, Issue 21, March 2017. It is always such a joy to have a poem selected to appear in this important journal of senryu. While senryu are frequently amusing and clever, they can also be dark or serious.

 

1.

slave burial ground
. . . only whispers
and unmarked graves

 

2.

evening news –                                
the tragedies of life
our common thread

 

3.

winter thaw –
finding a way back
from heated words

 

4.                                                                                

morning doves
cooing their way
through the garden…
I, too, never saw
the neighbor’s cat

 

A haiga for poets

Do you like word play as much as I do? I’m a hopeless ‘punner,” and this senryu/haiga allowed me to have a little fun. I hope you like it, too. 

 

 

This haiga was published in Prune Juice, A Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun and HaigaIssue 21, March 2017.

 

Indecision… (two senryu)

I was very lucky to have two senryu published in Failed Haiku, A Journal of English Senryu, Issue 16, April 2017

1.

 

traffic jam   reversing my indecision

 

2.

 

sleeplessness…                                
balancing dreams
and more dreams

 

My thanks to editor, Mike Rehling. Failed Haiku can be downloaded as a pdf file. This issue contains so many wonderful poets and senryu. Please go and explore it:

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue16.pdf

 

 

 

Watching my hair dance . . . (haiga)

Using a photo I took and two different art programs on my iPad, a new picture appeared that was perfect for this senryu.

This haiga was published in:
Failed Haiku, A Journal of English Senryu, Issue 16, April 2017