Saturday, March 30, 2013

Haiku by M.V. Montgomery

sound and sense

A distant horn honked,
defining the contours of
the outside city.


This dreaming of mine:
like opening a too-large
umbrella indoors.

a day in the life

Pausing to remove
dry branch caught in soccer net:
morning goaltending.


As I plan a lunch,
checking expiration dates
helps me to decide.


washing dollar bill in pants:

M.V. Montgomery is a professor at Life University. His most recent book is What We Did With Old Moons.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Haiku by Kelley White

ring around the moon
insects grow quiet—then thunder
then the deluge

today you gave me
roses and a nectarine--
still, i slept alone

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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Haiku by André Surridge

pine branch
a cone flies off
to join the sparrows

warm dawn
waiting for wings to dry
the new monarch

white heron
preening winter
from her wings

André Surridge: Born in Hull, England, André lives in Hamilton, New Zealand. He has won several awards for haiku and tanka. His most recent being the inaugural Janice M. Bostok International Haiku Award, 2012.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Haiku by Harmony Hodges

Sunken ship

Sea monsters, dread locks
Chests of jewelry abound
Mermaids walk the plank


Take a grain of sand
Now you have a sister
Two sirens of the sea

Harmony Hodges is an artist living in Portland Oregon. She writes poetry and fiction and her work can be found online in the journal With Painted Words.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Haiku by Mary Orovan

furry angelic

in a few days
spring painted herself

the madly
colorful death cries
of leaves

Reverse Haiku:

he was the rainbow
of my life
and the blueberries

Mary Orovan's book "Green Rain" is on She has current or recent poems on line at, Winter issue, and First Literary Review Print journals include, "San Pedro River Review", "Poetry East", and many other publications. She's been writing poetry for about 12 years.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Haiku from John Miatech

Snow Squall

Chilly winter guest:
Snow squall off of Pt. Aux Chien
erasing the sky!


Testicles, icicles
Everything hangs useless now
that it is winter!


Ruby Valley, June
Ground squirrels commune in the road:
Open range country

Passing Through

little viceroy,
drunk again on purple thistle:
summer is passing

Ruby Mountains in July

Along the roadside
White mare, brown colt lie in sage:
Dawn, Ruby Mountains

John Miatech’s poems speak of wild places, of the spiritual relationship between humans and the Earth, of the deeper belief that everything in the natural world is alive and connected, and that you can find this out for yourself if you take the time. Growing up in Michigan, John has lived in California for most of his adult life. This has allowed him to roam the rich landscape of lakes and rivers, deserts, mountains and forests that these two regions provide, giving him a deep bond with the secret places of both areas, and with the voices that speak within their borders. His work has appeared in Anesthesia Review, BlazeVox, RiverSedge, Cellar Roots, Big River Poetry Review, Savasvati, Blue Lake Review and Northwest Review.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Haiku by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Blue-colored morning
dream wisps fading in-
to first thoughts
always a hair on
the bristles of my toothbrush
sometimes two
yesterday's main streets
all the half-
remembered somethings
ayaz daryl nielsen - poet/editor/husband/father/army veteran/x- roughneck (as on oil rigs)/x-hospice nurse/editor of bear creek haiku (20+years/110+issues), resplendent homes for poems include Lilliput Review, Shemom (ed Peggy),Yellow Mama (ed Cindy), Shamrock (Irish Haiku Society, a most favorite online poetry pub), Lalitamba, Kind Of A Hurricane Press (yay, Amy!), also various anthologies/some awards (all deeply embraced), poetry ensembles include Concentric Penumbra’s of the Heart, and, Tumbleweeds Still Tumbling, (both from the fierce poetry funhouse of ayaz daryl nielsen) beloved wife/poet Judith Partin-Nielsen, and! (translates as joie de vivre)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Haiku by Sue Neufarth Howard

Neighboring trees,
bare branches brush, clack, tangle
in the rush of brusque wind.

The cat's tummy time
on my lap; I doze to a
purr-fect lullaby.

Forest branches bald
and nearly bare, a playground
for gymnastic squirrels.

Hanging brass wind chimes
sway like a metronome
in the whipping wind.

Sue Neufarth Howard.  Cincinnati native, published poet, visual artist, former business writer in marketing and sales training; retired.  Graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and University of Cincinnati Evening College.  Member, Greater Cincinnati Writers League (GCWL) and Colerain Artists.  Received Third Prize and/or Honorable Mention in several Ohio Poetry Day Contests since 1998. 1983 Poet Laureate for Clifton Heights/Fairview - Cincinnati Recreation Commission Neighborhood Poetry Contest.  Poems published in the Journal of Kentucky Studies - 25th Anniversary Edition; the Mid-America Poetry Review; Nomad's Choir; The Incliner - Cincinnati Art Museum;  the Creative Voices Anthology of the Institute for Learning in Retirement, City of Cincinnati; in several For a Better World - Poems on Peace and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists anthologies; and Poetic Hours Magazine, Carlton, England. Poetry chapbooks self published via in 2012: TreeScapes, EarthWords, and In and Out of the Blue Zoo.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Haiku by John Polelle

Now nights dark beauty
complete with crown of stars.
The sun disrobes her.

Full bloom gone to seed
summers blossom falls to earth
promising return.

By day all is known;
light of reason everywhere.
But then comes moonrise.

Ugly crawling bug
that decimates my rose bush;
soon a butterfly.

Gritty , grey sea shell
protects the slimy oyster
making lustrous pearls.

John Polelle is one of five poets of the Pot Luck Poets group that came together in the Gig Harbor , Washington area about four years ago after meeting at a workshop conducted by Tom Crawford . He has only recently been submitting his work for review and possible publication . Two of his poems have been published by the on-line journal Quill and Parchment .

Friday, March 1, 2013

Haiku by Denny E. Marshall

First is dark matter
Followed by dark gravity
What is the next dark?

The alien parts
Both unaware, left behind
An unknown disease

Returned to the moon
Stranded in lunar module
Until funding is passed

From one universe
Race to the next closest one
Aliens eat dust

From one universe
Speed to the next closest one
Race is long and fast

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.