Japanese Short Form Poetry 2007 - 2009

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We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
William Butler Yeats - (1865- 1939)


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2007-2008



distant

snow-capped mountains
I write a letter
 


no words
between us
...a crescent moon

                  by R.D. BAILEY
                  (published in EPN, 2007)




blue butterfly
a little girl whistling
to herself

                  by R.D. BAILEY
                 (published in The Heron's Nest; Fall 2007)




evening calm
a cricket appears
on my windowsill

                 by R.D. BAILEY

                 (published in The Heron's Nest; Winter 2007)



 
morning fog
leaving home
without my purse

             by R.D. BAILEY

             (published in Shamrock; Summer 2007)




evening calm -
one swallow nicks the surface
of the water

             (by Timothy Russell - 2007, 1st Place Haiku Winner)




in the bulrushes
the wren folds
into sleep

               (by Christopher P. Hayes - 2007, 1st Place Haiku Winner)
  



the scenic route...
white silence falling
from the sky

               by R.D. BAILEY
               (published in Chrysanthemum; Winter 2007)




afternoon
        drizzle
the scent of mint leaves

                by R.D. BAILEY

                (published in Acorn; 2007)



two month drought
I remember our last
kiss        



mom asks dad
my name again
overcast sky



tracing the cover
of her book
a cloud's gold lining



falling
in puddles unseen
myself and a leaf



relentless wave
taking back the seashell
I took from it

                 by R.D. BAILEY

                (published in Simply Haiku; Winter 2007)




cantaloupe-colored
sky
juice drips from my lips

                by R.D. BAILEY

                (published in Chrysanthemum; Summer 2007) 




after the wake
the scent of her hair
in the brush                    (R.I.P. Aaliyah)

 

she sat by the window
waving...
the Jamaican flag

                by Raquel D. BAILEY

                (published in Asahi Haikuist Network; Fall 2008)





warmth and light fade
but then we
part

                 by R.D. BAILEY

             (published in Wisteria; Winter 2008) 




his first
kiss...
rushing river

                by R.D. BAILEY
                (published in EPN; appears 4.23.08) 




vanilla ice cream
running down my chin, his
finger down my spine

               by R.D. BAILEY
               (published in Cider Press Review; Spring 2008)
 



rippling blue waters
invade my canoe -
I catch a fish
  
                by Barbra L. - 2008, 1st Place Haiku Winner





heat shimmer -
a watermelon patch
beside the road
  
                by John Bird - 2008, 2nd Place Haiku Winner





winter evening::
a lone gull flying
in the silence
  
                by Timothy Russell - 2008, 1st Place Haiku Winner





playground
in winter::
the pale moon
 
                by Timothy Russell - 2008, 3rd Place Haiku Winner




summer heat
salt drips across
our smiles
  
               by Mr. Kim Chamberlain - 2008, 2nd Place Haiku Winner





spring puddle
a frog jumps over
the moon
                
               by Marek Kozubek - 2008, 1st Place Haiku Winner





one midnight star
...I lie
alone
 


aftertaste of lime
watching her kiss
another man

                by R.D. BAILEY

               (both published in Presence #39; Fall 2008)



blue heron
still...in the stream
our shadows

                 by R.D. BAILEY

                  (published in Mainichi Daily News, Summer- June 2008)





summer's end
the scent of charcoal
lingers

                 by R.D. BAILEY

                (published in Asahi Haikuist Network, Summer 2008)




dentist's chair
I give them
a plastic smile

                  by Mr. Kim Chamberlain, 1st Place Winner July 2008



50K
kitchen remodel
McDonald's

                  by Mr. Kim Chamberlain, Winner July 2008


2008-2009



his pain is no more
a Peace Lily
in the foyer
             



orange crescent sun
rising
a grandson in the womb
                   
             by Debbie Spitler




job promotion
one ant carries the largest
piece of a leaf
            
 

twinkling night stars...closer than us
                 
                  by Raquel D. BAILEY

                 (published in Frogpond; Winter 2008)




a woman's broken heel
lost
    in the busy subway
             



blue eyes deepened in shimmering water



music
carried by cool breeze
...fallen tears

                              
                by Pattie E. Crenshaw





deep winter
        his breath
           holding mine
         



his black and white picture
still in the window..
      gray winter clouds   




crescent moon

I still remember
his smile




lightning
we measure the lengths
of our scars

              


summer stars
we each
hold a candle

                  by R.D. BAILEY

                  (published in Simply Haiku vol 6/4; Winter 2008) 







before morning fog
      a somber night...
upon silent wings


                   by M. A. Matthews






vrhovi planine                                      the mountaintops
u zagrljaju neba                                  in the embrace of the sky
mesec saputnik                                    the Moon is companion


 
Da li će se ovog                                     will it appear
proleća pojaviti senka                          this spring the shadow
spava zimskim snom                             still in hibernation
 
                               by Tatjana Debeljački







spring morning
a tumble of kittens
across the lawn
          
                  by Dawn Bruce
                  (first published in Presence vol 38; 2009)  





the path ahead: 
brightly lit by the flames 
of the bridges I burn

                   by Carlton Halpert






as one in the end - 
fallen leaves




forgetting myself
for a moment - 
moon on the water

                     by Paul Smith






amazing how many stars
fit inside my windowpane




A flying carpet of
sugar maple leaves
unfurls along my road

 



Shooting stars write
poems across the sky


                        by Joan McNerney 







her warm tears
falling with the raindrops ~
a farewell letter




autumn dusk ~
deep shadows
escorting the night

                       by Keith A. SIMMONDS





Caressing
her pregnant belly
water lily

                        by R.K. Singh



 


dandelion
growing between bricks–
quiet dusk





baby in pink–
a sudden lightness
to my step





leafy maple–
gliding in and out of view
a silver blimp

                       by 
Adelaide B. Shaw

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