Some colorful and ‘edible’ haiku

An online haiku journal I love is brass bell: a haiku journal. It is curated by Zee Zehava, herself an excellent haiku poet and teacher. This journal sends out a “theme” for the month’s submissions, and the results are always a delight to read. Recently I had several haiku appear under two different themes.

brass bell: a haiku journal, May 2017
Theme: Colorful Haiku



children now gone 
no red wagon 
to break the fog


flashes of azure wings
two bluebirds wake
the grey morning



brass bell: a haiku journal, April 2017
Theme: Edible Haiku


tasting a word
as I say it aloud —

the soft velvet
of apricots
against our lips


pierogi day —
pinching loose ends
of dough & memories




colored pencils

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My thanks to Zee Zehava, curator of brass bell: a haiku journal. To read a full issue of this journal, please go to:


I recently had one tanka published in Skylark: A Tanka Journal. I’m thrilled to have a poem selected for publication by Claire Everett, the editor. She is one of the world’s foremost tanka poets and one whose work I love and admire.


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