Sunday, June 23, 2013

Haiku by Corey Cook

-Leafing Out-

Hillside smolders -
smoky green wisps unfurling
as sun burns through haze.

meteor shower
obscured by clouds - fox ignites
fallow field

MRI scheduled -
red maple’s crown riddled
with blossoming clots
Corey Cook’s three-lined poems have appeared in The Aurorean, bear creek haiku, Brevities, Four and Twenty, Lilliput Review, and elsewhere. Longer work has recently been featured or is forthcoming in Boston Literary Magazine, The Germ, Red River Review, Smoky Quartz Quarterly, The Somerville News, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Wilderness House Literary Review. Corey works in New Hampshire and lives in Vermont.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Haiku by Neil Ellman

we make poetry
we dream metaphors and light
yet no one knows our names

troubled paradise--
storm clouds gather in the east
accept the swirling wind

petals from a rose
picking clovers four by four
flowers, too, feel pain

moon halts in its course
irony of hidden sun
how soft your lips
not myself at all
not that image in the glass--
I was so much more
Twice nominated for Best of the Net, as well as for the Rhysling Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association, Neil Ellman writes from New Jersey.  He has published scores of haiku and related poems in such journals as High Coup Journal, Ten Pages Press, Haiku Journal, IndeArts, and Three Line Poetry, among others.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Haiku by Kelley White

One and two man sculls
On the river—
Philadelphia, 6 a.m.
Rustic fishing camp
I’da kept the outhouse and woodstove
If I’d bought it
troop of wet girl scouts
around a fire in the woods
sit-upons steaming
Pediatrician Kelley White worked in inner-city Philadelphia and now works in rural New Hampshire. Her poems have appeared in journals including Exquisite Corpse, Rattle and JAMA.  Her most recent books are TOXIC ENVIRONMENT (Boston Poet Press) and TWO BIRDS IN FLAME (Beech River Books.) She received a 2008 PCA grant.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Haiku by Denny E. Marshall

The entire sky
Color of one shade of blue
Now a fresh canvas

The star exploded
In the universes hand
Fireworks of awe

Memory foam bed
Must have forgotten
I lost fourteen pounds

Paranoid hermit
Locked in the house felt safe
Hit by meteor

The end of the world
Built a large ship to the mars
It was destroyed first

Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, fiction, or articles recently published and rejected. Denny does not have Facebook page or Tweeter account but does have a website with previously published works.