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.



slave burial ground
. . . only whispers
and unmarked graves



evening news –                                
the tragedies of life
our common thread



winter thaw –
finding a way back
from heated words



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


Indecision… (two senryu)

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



traffic jam   reversing my indecision




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:

Click to access FailedHaikuIssue16.pdf