2020 Published Poems

POEMS PUBLISHED IN 2020

This part of my blog includes poems and places in which my work has been published in 2020. To make this readable, the newest poems are at the TOP of this page. In some cases there will be a link to a blog page if the poem is already on my blog. If not, then I will post the poem in this section. Your comments are always welcome. I love hearing responses from readers. It’s wonderful knowing people read my work and I enjoy learning about what a poem means to them.

(Entries are in reverse chronological order) 

Acorn: A Journal of Contemporary Haiku, #44,  Spring 2020 issue

sleepless—
I turn and watch
the moon watch me

Hedgerow, a journal of small poems ~ #130, Winter 2020

spring…
hearing green
and only green

 

we turn away
from all we just can’t face—
the glistening red
of a vulture’s head
emerges from a carcass

Prune Juice, Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun & Haiga
Issue #30, March 2020

 both parents
dead at sixty one –
imagine my surprise
the day I turned
sixty-two

Redlights, Volume 16, No. 1, January 2020

a gradual loss
of peripheral vision
leaves it all unclear
why is it that the brain
still searches for the edge
~

underlined passages
in a library book –
I idle away an hour
puzzling why a reader
chose those words

 

 

The Heron’s Nest
Volume XXII, Number 1: March 2020

snow melt
a trickle of caribou
comes to an end

 

Tanka Society of America, Member’s Anthology 2019 

sweet peas,
crab apple blossoms
and old roses—
for part of each day
I become my mother

Frogpond, Volume 43:1, Winter 2020

widowhood
day blurs into evening
into night . . .

 

Fourth Annual Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition, co-hosted by Failed Haiku and Prune Juice.

Photographic/Mixed Media Category:

Moonbathing, a Journal of Women’s Tanka, Fall/Winter 2019

it took sixty years
to find the voice I’d lost–
that day
blue dragonflies
alighted at water’s edge