Friday, January 24, 2014

Haiku from your Editor, A.J. Huffman

Fallen leaves dissolve
beneath winter's smothering
kiss.  Seasons' cycle.

Skeletal trees stretch
through morning's fog, desperate
for hint of sun's warmth.

Grey eye of winter
blinks, snowflakes fall at random,
bless the earth like tears.

A.J. Huffman has published seven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses.  She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and the winner of the 2012 Promise of Light Haiku Contest.  Her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Four Autism Haiku from your editor, April Salzano

Rote answer robot
programmed with your ABA.
Independent thoughts?

truth rests in what you say that
you think I can't hear.

Limit what is fun.
Electronics, narcotics,
poison for my brain.

Zipper weighted vest,
offer sensory fidget,
thing to bite or pull.

April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two sons. She recently finished her first collection of poetry, for which she is seeking a publisher and is working on a memoir on raising a child with autism. Her work has appeared in journals such as Poetry Salzburg, Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Deadsnakes, Montucky Review, Visceral Uterus, Salome, Poetry Quarterly, Writing Tomorrow and Rattle. The author also serves as co-editor at Kind of a Hurricane Press. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Haiku by Pijush Kanti Deb

Cardinal virtues-
made of glittering glasses
handle with care.
Pijush Kanti Deb is an Associate Professor in Economics.  Has had 70 poems and haiku accepted or published by Indian and international publishers since June 2013,.they are, Tajmahal review, Camel Saloon Blog Spot, E-pao.Net, Dead Snake Blog Spot, Down in the Dirt, Poetic Monthly Magazine, Poems and Poetry Blog Spot, Poetry 24 Blog Spot, Long Story Short , Gean Tree Haiku Journal, My Word Wizard, and A Handful of Stones , Kalkion, ,Verse Engine ,The Apple Tree ,High Coupe and Madswril

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

he lay aside his pen
the evening darkness in place
a quiet city

late summer labyrinth
a brown sheen upon the spell-
binding play of faces
ayaz daryl nielsen is a husband, father, veteran, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs) and hospice nurse, is editor of bear creek haiku (24+ years/116+ issues) whose poetry’s homes include Lilliput Review, Yellow Mama, Verse Wisconsin, Shamrock and Shemom has earned cherished awards and participated in strong anthologies - his poetry ensembles include Concentric Penumbra’s of the Heart and Tumbleweeds Still Tumbling, and, he has released a selection from 36 poets titled Bear Creek Anthology - beloved wife/poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, assistant Frosty, and! (translates as joie de vivre)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Haiku by Denny E. Marshall

Two UFO Haiku

UFO for sale
In excellent condition
Only drove “sun” days

UFO for sale
Excellent shape, low mileage
Less than half light year

Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Haiku by Pijush Kanti

The flying flowers-
fairies of reality-
ignored as insects.
A matured corn-field
encircling a bushy tree-
a trap for poor doves.
Pijush Kanti Deb is a new poet with 60 published poems and haiku in different national and international magazines and journals-print and online.He is an Associate Professor in Economics.He lives in India.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Haiku by Nancy May

footprints in the snow
the robin resting on top
of a rusty spade

a drizzle of rain
placing flowers by the road
memory of you
Nancy May has haiku published in Haiku Journal, Three Line Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, Inclement Poetry, Twisted Dreams Magazine, Vox Poetica, Eskimo Pie, Icebox, Dark Pens, Daily Love, Dead Snakes, Leaves of Ink, The Blue Hour Magazine, The Camel Saloon, Kernels, Mused - the BellaOnline Literary Review, Writer’s Haven, Danse Macabre – An online literary magazine and Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine. She has reached The Heron’s Nest consideration stage twice.  Haiku is published weekly on Haikuary.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Haiku by Joann Grisetti

over the back fence
morning whispers swirling
the light mist in green

darkness descending
one after another
houses don  their lights

Joann Grisetti lives in Florida with her husband and two sons.  Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Haiku Magazine, Daily Love, Lynx, Inclement, Poetry Quarterly, Atlas Poetica, Living Haiku Anthology, Autumn Legends, Whispers In The Wind  and Haiku Journal.