Winter light…(haiku)

 

 

 

a wooden cross

hangs askew

. . . winter light

 

 

Modern Haiku, Volume 49.2, Summer 2018

 

 

 

 

 

No looking back… (tanka)

 

Moonbathing, A Journal of Women’s Tanka, Issue 18, Spring/Summer 2018

 

 blue-black mussels
torn from harbor rocks
fill the worn rusty pail –
there was no looking back
when I left you

 

 

 

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Condor’s Wings … (haiku)

 

Frogpond 2018 Volume 41 Number 2 (Haiku Society of America

 

 

 

the vastness

of a Condor’s Wings

Grand Canyon

 

Mary Kendall

 

 

 

California Condor at the Grand Canyon

 

 

The faded notes … (two tanka)

 

Ephemerae, a new journal of hakai, Volume 1A, April 2018 has just been published in the U.K. I am honored to have two tanka included in this first edition. Edited by Shrikaanth K. Murthy, there are over 160 fine poets included from around the world.

 

 

 

returning again

to the faded notes

scribbled in margins

I search for traces

of who you really were

 

          …

 

reflected

in a bookshop window

sun glinting behind

your image imposed

over mine

 

 

Both tanka (c) 2018 Mary Kendall

 

ephemerae 1A Spring 2018

Twisted in shame … (two tanka)

 

 

Skylark Tanka Journal 6:1, Summer 2018:

Two tanka

 

 

 

 

old walking stick—

once it was

a branch

that stretched

to the sky

 

              . . .

 

 

all those years spent

twisted in shame –

cultivating old world roses

but still ignoring          

the thorns

 

 

 

A beautiful walking stick made in the traditional manner.

Sipping skinny lattés

 

Prune Juice, Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun & Haiga, Issue, 24, Spring 2018:

two senryu and one kyoka published

 

 

 

pulling a single

strand of silken thread …

her undoing

 

              …

 

sipping skinny lattés

they march against

world hunger

 

              …

 

a slight limp

on cold and rainy days

how easy it is

to fall out of step

with myself

 

 

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