The soft blue stars of Agapanthus…(a tanka)

 

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Queen Anne’s lace …

I am always thrilled to have a haiku chosen for The Heron’s Nest.  This is the first time a haiku of mine has been selected as an editors’ choice.

 

 

Queen Anne’s lace –
a childhood spent
in second-hand clothes

 

Haiku by Mary Kendall, published in The Heron’s Nest,  Volume XIX, Number 1: March 2017

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Here is a link so you can read the whole issue of The Heron’s Nest: http://www.theheronsnest.com/index.html

Scent of mock orange…

In the March issue of the haiku journal, Brass Bell, the theme was haiku by/about women. The offerings in the journal make for excellent reading. Please do go and enjoy the issue, edited by poet/editor, Zee Zahava, who always produces something worth enjoying.

 

scent of mock orange—  
all the years spent
doubting myself

 

haiku by Mary Kendall (c) 2017 in Brass Bell, March 2017 Poems by Women

 

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To read the full issue of Brass Bell, please go to:  http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.com or
http://brassbellhaiku.blogspot.co.uk

Wild voices . . . an anthology by women poets and artists

 

It is very exciting to be part of a collection of poems and art by so many women I admire. Thanks to editor (and poet), Caroline Skanne, I have a haiku and three tanka included. The title and theme of “wild voices” was given to us to interpret in any way we chose. I urge those of you who love poetry to purchase a copy of this anthology for yourself and/or for a gift.

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Wild Voices, An Anthology of Short Poetry & Art by Women
edited by Caroline Skanne, February 2017

 

 

 

 

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 Here are my poems that appear in this lovely anthology:

 

 

the softness
of a raspberry
on my tongue…
I remember our long
first kiss

 

 

wild honeysuckle
heady and sweet—
your hold
on me
just as strong

 

 

a softness of spring
flecked with apple blossoms ~
the morning you died
darkness swept in
lost and wild

 

 

 

foxglove—                                                                                
danger hidden
in such beauty

 

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Foxglove, also known as Digitalis purpurea

 

I want to sing…

 

My thanks to Michael McClintock, editor of the Tanka Café in Ribbons, the Journal of the Tanka Society of America. The prompt was poems of spring and summer. Here is mine:

 

I want to sing