Saturday, June 11, 2016

Haiku from Linda M. Crate

crow song
white as snowfall

bouquet of beauty

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvania native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville.  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.  Her fantasy novel, Blood & Magic, was published in March 2015.  The second novel of this series, Dragons & Magic, was published in October 2015.  Her poetry collection, Sing Your Own Song, is forthcoming through Barometric Pressures Series.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Haiku by Joyce Joslin Lorenson

milkweed morning
a monarch chooses
the right moment

summer drought
in a handful of soil

heat pouring
out of the sky
a few wilting birds

wayward wind
wandering tendrils
of the honeysuckle

spring wood
slender spikes of wild
allium inching up

Joyce Joslin Lorenson lives in Rhode Island, 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.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

from the far away
ocean breeze thru our window
faint cries of sea gulls

both doors wide open
the warmth of a summer breeze
in and out again

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.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Haiku by Stefanie Bennett

Fault Line

Only coyote knows
time goes

Time & Tide

The periwinkle pulls her head in
at twice the speed
of sound

Stefanie Bennett has published several volumes of poetry & had poems appear in Dead Snakes, The Fib Review, Poetry Pacific, The Mind[less] Muse, Ink, Sweat & Tears, & others.  Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee], she was born in Queensland, Australia.  Stefanie's latest poetry title, The Vanishing, is published by Walleah Press & available from Walleah Press, Amazon & Fishpond Books.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Haiku by B.C. Nance

A Garden Haiku Triptych

Beads of salty sweat
Weeds choke my forlorn garden
Sore hands grip dull hoe

Amid the tangles
A blossom reaches skyward
New life gives new hope

Guests feast heartily
The fruits of my labor praised
Oh, it was nothing

B.C. Nance is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and daughters.  He works as a historical archaeologist, writing many an exciting archaeological report.  In his spare time, he writes fiction and poetry including two poems published in the anthology, Filtered Through Time, edited by S.R. Lee.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Haiku by Sanjeev Sethi

A shorthand
of brisk emotions.
Is this love?

The recently released, This Summer and That Summer, (Bloomsbury) is Sanjeev Sethi's third book of poems.  His work also includes well-received volumes, Nine Summers Later and Suddenly For Someone.  His poems have found a home in The London Magazine, The Fortnightly Review, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Otoliths, Off the Coast, Hamilton Stone Review, The Mind[less] Muse, Solstice Literary Magazine, Literary Orphans, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Cafe Dissensus Everday, Section 8 Magazine, The Peregrine Muse, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Futures Trading, and elsewhere.  He lives in Mumbai, India.