Wild apple (some senryu)

Three senryu and one haiga appeared in Prune Juice, Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun & Haiga, Issue 25, July 2018.

 

wild apple–
one bite is all
it took

 

inertia–
a thin coat of dust
on his burial urn

 

cloud cover–
darkness brewing
in daddy’s words

 

 

the sudden diagnosis haiga

 

My thanks to editor, Steve Hodge.

 

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Cover Art: Happy Monk by Jerry Dreesen

 

Paper and dolls…(tanka)

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Two tanka of mine appeared in the last issue of Ribbons, the journal of the Tanka Society of America.

 

Ribbons, Fall 2017: Volume 13, Number 3

 

still collecting dolls
into her old age
a special name for each –
and one story
she refused to tell

 

Tanka Café, Fall 2017: theme was “paper”

 

a book propped
by the pillow on my knees,
page after page
I ease into someone
else’s life

 

 

A sudden glint … (tanka)

 

staring skyward
at the meteor shower
I brush away two fireflies–
a sudden glint
of new found love

 

~ Mary Kendall

 

Presence, Issue 58, July 2017

 

My thanks to the editors of Presence for publishing this tanka.

 

Winter garden (a haiku)

This haiku is my first poem in the journal, Modern Haiku.

 

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by Mary Kendall

Modern Haiku
Volume 48:1
Winter-Spring 2017

 

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Picking ripe figs . . . (a haiku)

 

 

 

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Picking up a feather . . . (a tanka)

 

 

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All the blame… (a tanka)

My thanks to editor and poet, Pamela A. Babusci for publishing this tanka in Moonbathing, a Journal of Women’s Tanka, Issue 14, June 2016

To listen to me read this tanka, click on the link below:

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