Japanese Short Form Poetry 2020-2021 

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"We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words."- - Kahlil Gibran   (1883-1931)

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine © 2007-2020

2020


fallen fruit
searching for the gems
apple turnover

                         by margaret tau 





memories 
bluer
than the sky 




last night—shut out of my own dreams



blue monsoon raining in me
 
                      by Hyacinth Bailey




a daymare
on this sunken sofa
the cat yawns




online 
a crow caws
beyond the window 

 


so many prayers 
amid this pandemic 
spring rain 

                      by Lenard D. Moore
 





receding waters
a wave of emotion 
rushes through me 




recovery 
the songs 
I promise to sing to you 




social distancing 
I walk along the black edge 
of nightfall 




morning dew
the weight 
of the situation 




leaves
dancing all night 
to Sinatra 

                    by R.D. Bailey







                          by Olivia Ark






a leaf apostrophes

                                     

                                  the sky

                         by Jared Mulhair







                               by Debbie Strange 






first post-lockdown walk
a dog pees on a squat bush
no “new" normal here








rebel woodpecker
drumming the satellite dish
trees are for suckers

                         by Michelle T Simon








green-spots splash!
leopard pond frog 
in moonstone waters   [after Bashō]









gentle winds
gathering lost sheep
in the sky

                          by Jessica Renee Dawson





pandemic wake I don't mind the rain this time
                 
                           by Hyacinth Bailey






sun’s fiery orb
accents sandstone red
until nighthawks call 







boys chasing fireflies
with glowing faces
cricket ensemble
 







lightning 
fragrant sparks 
of burning cedar

                             by Doug Lanzo 






finding you
the way a pine tip
finds a star








murmurs
gray mist thins
over the pond

                                by Jann Wright 




                                by Debbie Strange 





Am I a thorn or
A spur in your side or gnat
To swat? At least that

                       by Heather Robinson





                              by Debbie Strange





long drought the birdbath moonless






shortening days
I stomp in the leaf barrel
to make more room







kite wind...
so caught up
in you

                                by Brad Bennett 





                               by Debbie Strange







exchanging it 
for a larger size 
regret 








singing in the camp shower tree frogs 







robin 
turning 
leaves 








raindrops on a fallen leaf 
yet another side of me 

                              by Seren Fargo 






Patrick Stewart
his voice solidifies Sonnets
and softens crackling embers


           


ultrasound
the thump of a bee
against the window  

(1st Place - Henderson Haiku Award 2019)

                             by R.D. Bailey






There's a bright, full moon right outside my window and I wouldn't have noticed if fireworks weren't going off below.


quiet moon
overseeing 
the sparkling fireworks 

                           by Hyacinth Bailey 







a flurry of snow
the night settles
on each crow









lullaby of rain
another pinch of saffron
in the pumpkin soup

                       by Alan Summers 

"lullaby of rain" Publication credits: Heron's Nest (Volume XIV, Number 4  December 2012); The Haiku Calendar 2014 (Snapshot Press, 2013); The Haiku Foundation Per Diem (18/7/14);  Award Credit: Editors' Choices, Heron's Nest (Volume XIV, Number 4: Dec. 2012); Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2013

Anthology credits: Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 Days of Haiku for Children Young and Old
 (Brooks Books 2019); naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary international haiku (Vishwakarma Publications, India, 2016);  Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards, Best Anthology [tie] 2017; The Wonder Code (2017); Winner:  Touchstone Distinguished Books Award (The Haiku Foundation); Merit Book Award (Haiku Society of America); The Amazing Glass House: A Haiku Storybook author: Susan Beth Furst (Purple Cotton Candy Arts, October 2019)







when your credit score
stays at
666





night-sky petunias
the cosmos
within

                            by Roberta Beach Jacobson 







Halloween treats 
a tootsie roll and an apple 
knocking on my door

                               by Seren Fargo 


  





a dampened cloud
vague flickers 
of the moon

                               by Hyacinth Bailey 






silent night
a lullaby could fracture
the ebony sky

                              by Michelle T Simon


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