Saturday, January 30, 2016

Haiku by Glen Wilson

the dorrbell chimes,
all the rooms
stand at attention

A balloon inflates,
your breath trapped
at a party

a telephone rings,
the universe waits
on the other line

a whisper nestles
in the sea shell
of your ear

hope and fear spin
in the pointer
of the weighing scales

Glen Wilson has been published in Iota and The Interpreters House amongst others.  In 2014, he won the Poetry Space competition and was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Haiku by Denny E. Marshall

aliens attack
humans eliminated
want the parking space

the ghost in the house
is never around anymore
Stalks the neighborhood

the old shape shifter
losing the ability
washed a thousand times

children grow up fast
though it is still sad to see
the old sun depart

sight of another
Elvis impersonator
singing, no a ghost

Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry & fiction published, some recently.  See more at

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Haiku by Stephen Bone

a match is struck
our shadows
spring apart

cloudy day
swimming pool
still blue

trapped beneath
the music box lid
Brahms lullaby

Stephen Bone has been published in various journals in the UK and the US.  First collection, In the Cinema, published by Playdead Press in 2014.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Haiku by Theresa A. Cancro

early frost--
left on the grass
a pink sweater

paper lanterns--
snippets of conversation caught
among fireflies

soft mewls
of newborn kittens--

last dance--
the purple orchid wilts
at her waist

Theresa A. Cancro writes poetry and short fiction from Wilmington, Delaware.  Dozens of her poems have been published internationally, in print and online.  Many of her haiku have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as The Heron's Nest, A Hundred Gourds, tinywords, Prune Juice, Brass Bell, Shamrock, Chrysanthemum, Presence, The Icebox, and Sonic boom, among others.  In the January 2015 issue of Cattails, her haiku was featured as an Editor's Choice.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Haiku by John W. Sexton

in the coal sack
fossilized starlight

the depths have surface
dead upon the road

John W. Sexton lives in the Republic of Ireland and is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent being The Offspring of the Moon (Salmon Poetry, 2013).  He is a past nominee for The Hennessy Literary Award and his poem "The Green Owl" won the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007.  Also in 2007 he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry.  His haiku have previously appeared in Acorn, The Edinburgh Review, Ginyu, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Simply Haiku, The Heron's Nest, The 58th Basho Festival Haiku Anthology, bottle rockets, Roadrunner, Chrysanthemum, Moonset, Haiku Scotland, Albatross, paper wasp and World Haiku Review.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Haiku by Nells Wasilewski

summer heat shimmers
hot pavement melts all resolve.
hitchhiking--for gas

April blooms hang on
winds howl--snow begins to fall
winter shows its fangs

Nells Wasilewski lives in a small southern town, seventy miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.  After retiring, she began pursuing her lifelong dream of writing.  Her writing has been greatly influenced by her faith in Jesus Christ, personal, experience and nature.  She has been writing poems, prose and stories all her life.  Her work has appeared in numerous journals.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Haiku by Joyce Joslin Lorenson

delicious day
air spiced
with the scent of fallen apples

meditating priest
opening to a new world
the morning glories

summer discovery
in the woods
an old dump

apple blossom moon
lengthening shadows
sculpt a new landscape

storm's end
a break in the clouds
sought by swallows

Joyce Joslin Lorenson lives in Rhode Island, USA, 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.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Haiku by Wayne F. Burke

dry leaves slither along the pavement
on their bellies--
my father in the war

Wayne F. Burke's collections of poetry Words that Burn (2013) and Dickhead (2015) are published by Bareback Press.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Haiku by Brihintha Burggee

The Fall

wintery streams crossed
    under moonlit paths
       fiery hands held

shadows pass uninterrupted
   honey words, bitter taste
      --we yet hang to each

hearts ebbed on cliffs
   this is your chase
      it is my leap

Snow Souls

Trembling lips
Trampled souls
Laid to the naked white spread

The cold, cold snow
Like blisters onto palms
Crashes like shores to thy core

None knows--
Save one who tasted thee,
Tangy sharp flakes!

Brihintha Burggee has been writing for two years now.  She lives in a small island named Mauritius in the middle of the Indian Ocean.  Aged 20, she has learned to allow her pen to write for her when speech could not be eloquent anymore.  Her works have been previously published by The Rainbow Rose, Harbinger Asylum, Pyrokinection, The Black Mirror Magazine, Mad Swirl, Napalm and Novocain, The Camel Saloon, Dead Snakes, amongst others.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

Spring rain
wife, nephews and I
barefoot in mud

an old conifer
split by lightning
two crows bicker

young grandson
     resembles no one
but himself

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.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Haiku by Robert E. Petras

In a wheelchair
My mother watching
A goose sit on her nest

My wife's reflection
On the snow-rimmed ice
The second silence

Upside down
I look at the duck
Upside down

Inside my ear
These gnats
Play tag

What did they eat
Before I arrived
These mosquitoes

Robert E. Petras is a graduate of West Liberty University and a resident of Toronto, Ohio.  His poetry and short fiction have appeared in print across the globe for more than three decades.  He teaches creative writing to seniors at Jefferson County, Ohio.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Haiku by Denny E. Marshall

Children grow up fast
Though it is still sad to see
The old sun depart

Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry & fiction published, rejected, and no responses to submissions at all, some recently.  Credits include Camel Saloon, Poetry Pacific, and Dead Snakes.  Some more at

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Haiku by Christopher S. Knodel

On Nature's Vapor

On nature's vapor,
whether cloud or early mist,
beauty fogs the mind.

Christopher S. Knodel is an author, poet and ultra-distance runner in San Antonio, TX.  He is a freelance journalist and writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column.  His poetry and short fiction have been featured in The Asses of Parnassus, Ealain (MPA Publishing), The Wolfian, The Write Place at the Write Time, The Zodiac Review and Zombie Logic Review.  He can be easily spotted by his kilt, tattoos and six inch, flaming-red, Van Dyke goatee.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Haiku by Scott Thomas Outlar

My First Haiku

The truth comes in waves--
a light through the broken sky
quenches rising tides

Light Switch

Owl eyes, on and off--
blink through the night with cold fire
translucent neon prey

Rainy Night

(Rhythm of Story)
how wind whistles through the air . . .

A Lingering Breath

expand horizon beyond
limitations . . . no

Scott Thomas Outlar host the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews can be found.  His words appeared in 150 print and/or online publications in 2015, including Yellow Chair Review, Words Surfacing, Harbinger Asylum, The Mind[less] Muse, and Tuck Magazine.  Scott's chapbook "Songs of a Dissident" was recently released through Transcendent Zero Press and is now available on Amazon.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Haiku by A.J. Huffman

Time's Square -- New Year's Eve
Ball lights the sky, electric
Countdown commences.

Lady Liberty,
stoic beacon of promise,
symbol of welcome.

Pigeons gather crumbs
along Central Park pathways.
Avian trash cans.

A hole in the world
opened on 9/11.
Death, still remembered.

A.J. Huffman has published twelve solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses.  Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press), A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing), Butchery of the Innocent (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink) and A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press) are now available from their respective publishers and  She is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2400 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

power outage
   in the darkness
      unable to whistle

nothing to hide
a heavy man's
regal footsteps

evening playground
within a streetlight's glow
moths, kids and puppies

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.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Haiku by Joanna M. Weston

on the church steps
you shelter me

tourists . . .
the cows turn
to watch us

Joanna M. Weston is married, has two cats, multiple spiders, a herd of deer, and two derelict hen-houses.  Her middle reader, Those Blue Shoes, was published by Clarity House Press, and her poetry collection, A Summer  Father, was published by Frontenac House of Calgary.  Her ebooks can be found at her blog:

Friday, January 8, 2016

Haiku by David Subacchi


Tearing up dead plants
Grim casualties of winter
Ready for burning.


Planting roots in earth
With compost and cold water
Seducing nature.

Hedge Cutter

Heavy hedge cutter
Held inexpertly severs
Electric cable.

David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK).  He was born in the medieval walled town of Aberystwyth on the West Coast of Italian roots.  He writes in English, Welsh and Italian.  Cestrian Press has published two collections of his poems.  "First Cut" (2012) and "Hiding in Shadows" (2014) and David has been widely published internationally.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Haiku by Mary Salen

Morning Time

June, swooshing through grass
puffs around her little skirt
and steals her tissue.

The Artist

Still-life beauty lies
regaled in party pearls, gloves
rouge, shroud and mass cards


His car door slams shut,
eyes inch past the curtain's edge
sunshine hits her cheek.

The Writer

Her spring kiss, blows in
through the new-opened window
he puts his pen down.


on crisp brown leaf-beds
They slow-lay me, blanket first:
I am a lady.

Mary Salen writes poetry from her farm house in the historic Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and five children.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Haiku by Craig W. Steele

spider web at dawn--
crisscross the sky

tide pools--
the empty halves
of sea shells

Craig W. Steele resides in the countryside of northwestern Pennsylvania, near Lake Erie.  When not writing, he's a professor of biology at Edinboro University.  In his quest to become a widely-published unknown poet, his poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, literary journals and magazines, most recently in The Lyric, Mused:  The BellaOnline Literary Review, and Wolf Willow Journal, among others, and he continues to write monthly poetry as "The Writer's Poet for Extra Innings online.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

worn hoe and spade
she loved her garden

great-grandfather's journal
upon the first page a lock of
great-grandmother's hair

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.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Haiku from Kevin M. Hibshman

Gave you back your ring
The moon kissed balcony
I think I will keep

Charmed when he saw us
The angel gave us something
A treasure to fear

Her time-damaged face
Lines of weariness and age
Let the light shine through

The curse of sugar
Bane of my hard existence
So sweet and deadly

Hard to leave the house
To leave love sleeping inside
As I walk away

Kevin M. Hibshman has been an active poet with work appearing in numerous journals and magazines since
1990.  He edited his own poetry magazine, FEARLESS, for sixteen years.  A new book is scheduled for release sometime during the fall of 2015.  Kevin received a BA in Liberal Arts from Union Institute and University/Vermont College in 2006.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

shifting wind
   the coyote's foreleg

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.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Haiku by C. Angelo Caci


slips under blue satin sheets
head rests upon sky pillows
the prow parts a Venus mound


winds whisper softly . . .
to the leaves of a new rain.

C. Angelo Caci lives and writes, currently, in Santa Barbara, CA.  A bio, or portrait of the artist, would best be conveyed in a literary still life:  laptop with reading lamp clamped to the lid, a Merlot in a cut glass stemmed goblet, a pack of Garcia Vegas or Grenadiers, and a pair of reading glasses set on its lenses with one obtrusive stem slightly twisted sticking straight up readied.