Whispers and unmarked graves

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.

 

1.

slave burial ground
. . . only whispers
and unmarked graves

 

2.

evening news –                                
the tragedies of life
our common thread

 

3.

winter thaw –
finding a way back
from heated words

 

4.                                                                                

morning doves
cooing their way
through the garden…
I, too, never saw
the neighbor’s cat

 

A haiga for poets

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 HaigaIssue 21, March 2017.