Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Haiku by Pat Geyer



storm spirit spits
rain in the face of the wind . . .
squall line angers



banished he leaves . . .
pushing from the breakwaters
he catches a storm




Pat Geyer lives in East Brunswick, NJ.  Her home is surrounded by the parks and lakes where she finds her inspiration in nature.  Published in several journals, she is an amateur photographer and poet.




Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Haiku by Mikayla Heiss



black sky
illuminated by street lights
no stars to be found


black dots
scatter the sheet
design determining a final grade


friendship
under pointy leaves
a tropical fruit of compassion



Mikayla Heiss can usually be found somewhere in the state of New York.  Currently, she is pursuing a degree in environmental science and english.




Friday, July 15, 2016

Haiku by Brendan McBreen


freedom
is a thorn to the wicked
fruit to the wise



Brendan McBreen is a poet and workshop facilitator with Striped Water Poets in Auburn Washington.  He is a humorist, a haiku writer, a student of Zen and Taoist philosophy and psychology, a collage artist, a sometimes cartoonist, a Gemini, and an event coordinator with the Auburn Days festival in August.  He is a former coordinator of the August Poetry Postcard Fest and in 2009 was awarded a residency at the Whiteley Center in Friday Harbor.  Brendan has featured at various local venues and is published in many journals including Raven Chronicles, Bellowing Ark, Crab Creek Review, bottle rockets, Leading Edge, Origami Condom, Circle Show, and in the anthology In Tahoma's Shadow, as well as in the UK journal, The Delinquent.




Saturday, June 11, 2016

Haiku from Linda M. Crate


crow song
white as snowfall
dreams.


sunlight
bouquet of beauty
spring.



Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvania native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville.  Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print.  Recently her two chapbooks, A Mermaid Crashing into Dawn (Fowlpox Press-June 2013) and Less Than a Man (The Camel Saloon-January 2014) were published.  Her fantasy novel, Blood & Magic, was published in March 2015.  The second novel of this series, Dragons & Magic, was published in October 2015.  Her poetry collection, Sing Your Own Song, is forthcoming through Barometric Pressures Series.




Thursday, June 9, 2016

Haiku by Joyce Joslin Lorenson


milkweed morning
a monarch chooses
the right moment


summer drought
in a handful of soil
stardust


heat pouring
out of the sky
a few wilting birds


wayward wind
wandering tendrils
of the honeysuckle


spring wood
slender spikes of wild
allium inching up



Joyce Joslin Lorenson lives in Rhode Island, grew up on a dairy farm and records the daily happenings in nature around her rural home.  She has been published in several print and electronic journals.




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen


from the far away
ocean breeze thru our window
faint cries of sea gulls


both doors wide open
the warmth of a summer breeze
in and out again



ayaz daryl nielsen, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs)/hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (25+ years/125+ issues), homes for poems include Lilliput Review, SCIFAIKUEST, Shemom, Shamrock, Kind of a Hurricane Press and online at bear creek haiku.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Haiku by Stefanie Bennett


Fault Line

Only coyote knows
where
time goes



Time & Tide

The periwinkle pulls her head in
at twice the speed
of sound



Stefanie Bennett has published several volumes of poetry & had poems appear in Dead Snakes, The Fib Review, Poetry Pacific, The Mind[less] Muse, Ink, Sweat & Tears, & others.  Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee], she was born in Queensland, Australia.  Stefanie's latest poetry title, The Vanishing, is published by Walleah Press & available from Walleah Press, Amazon & Fishpond Books.