Saturday, January 31, 2015

Haiku by henry 7. reneau, jr.

haiku #4

holy mother church
is a room with a door--not
unlike a prison cell

hypocrisy haiku

legal alcohol
& cigarrettes       but gateway
weed--too un-taxable

henry 7. reneau, jr. writes words in fire to wake the world ablaze:  free verse illuminated by courage that empathizes with all the awful moments, launching a freight train warning that blazes from the heart, like a chambered bullet exploding inadvertently.  His poetry collection, freedomland blues (Transcendent Zero Press, 2014), was released in September of 2014.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Haiku by Linda M. Crate

lotus in water
secrets you deny
petals swim.

a dead turtle
stars fall.

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvania native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Cnneautville.  She currently resides in Meadville.  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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

late autumn evening
weeding the Zen garden
my shame revealed

first light of dawn
sparrows chanting
above new snow

evening rain
the widowed neighbor
shares her umbrella

ninth-story patio
cat howling important things
another cat answers

ayaz daryl nielsen, husband, father, veteran, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs)/hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (25+ years/120+ issues), homes include Lilliput Review, Jellyfish Whispers, Boston Literary Magazine, High Coupe, Shamrock, and! (translates as joie de vivre)