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
cooing their way
through the garden…
I, too, never saw
the neighbor’s cat
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 Haiga, Issue 21, March 2017.
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
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:
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