Saturday, December 20, 2014

Haiku by Michelle Villanueva

mother's crinoline
scrapes while she paces these paths
too blistered to fly
prairies built on less
breathe as though sleek hummingbirds
when she wanders past
and the silhouette
I remember twice she called
beyond mere windows
with snow slick as skin
hedgerows our blank crucible
hush the violets
all along the trees
whisper their benediction
they call her starlight

Michelle Villanueva is a student finishing up an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She is the author of one chapbook, Postcard: Lions (forthcoming 2015, Etched Press), and her poetry has been published in Foothill Poetry Journal, The Tower Review, The Camel Saloon, and other print and online publications.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Haiku by Ag Synclair

gray ghosts of winter
a bluster of blinding snow
flakes of poetry

From the safety of his boring suburban New Hampshire condo, Ag Synclair publishes The Montucky Review and edits poetry forThe Bookends Review. Widely published in the small presses, he manages to fly under the radar. Deftly.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Haiku by Nells Wasilewski

graveside service
summer sun beats down
everything dried up--even tears

broken song on a careless breeze
child plays the piano

Nells Wasilewski lives in a small southern town, seventy miles southeast of Nashville, TN. with her husband, Walter.  She retired from the mortgage industry in 2011 and began pursuing her lifelong dream of writing.  Her work has been greatly influenced by her faith, her own experiences and nature.  Her work has appeared in Haiku Journal, 50 Haikus, Three Line Poetry, Dual Coast Magazine, Barefoot Review, High Coupe, Ancient Paths, and Poetry Quarterly.  Two devotionals to be published in 2015 issue.  She is currently an administrator of the Facebook Group, Christian Poets and Writers.