Monday, February 17, 2014

Haiku by Mary Jo Balistreri

tropical cold spell
last shaken light on river
starlings shift and turn

muted smoke-peach blends
daughter watches gulf sunset
mother’s ghost painting

crimson crowns tipped back
sixty-million year echoes
pleistocene bugling

Mary Jo Balistreri has two books of poetry, Joy in the Morning, and gathering the harvest, both published by Bellowing Ark Press.  A chapbook, Best Brothers, is forthcoming in spring, 2014 from Tiger's Eye Press.  Mary Jo has published widely, and has three Pushcart nominations and two Best of the Net.  She is a founding member of Grace River Poets, an outreach for schools, women's shelters, and churches.  Please visit Mary Jo on her website: 


  1. it's good to see Jo's worthy poetry in High Coupe!

  2. you should send more poetry, are my thoughts -