cattails
May 2014
Haiku
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silky flower
the smell of mown grass
rising skyward

Tatjana Debeljacki
Serbia


rapid thaw
rocks shred the river

Julie Warther
USA


failed marriage—
the moon hidden
behind clouds

Nancy Nitrio
USA


leaf mulch
a nest of bunnies
halts the rake

Debbie Strange
Canada


late afternoon
above the summer heat
the gibbous moon

John Soares
USA


between two shells
the way he really is
hermit crab

Barbara Snow
USA


twilight . . .
a doe’s gaze deepens
the stillness

Mark Brager
USA





waning gibbous . . .
the ticking wall clock indents
my loneliness

Anitha Varma
India


footfalls
darkness creeps up
twig by twig

ಹೆಜ್ಜೆಗಳು
ಕಡ್ಡಿ ಕಡ್ಡಿಗೆ
ಬೆಳೆವ ತಮ

hejjegaḷu
kaḍḍi kaḍḍige
beḷeva tama

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy
India


night closing in
cave crickets chirping
in the shadows

Elizabeth Howard
USA


railroad cars
crossing a country road
the migrant’s shadow

Chen-ou Liu
Canada


swollen linden buds—
a park vagrant snores
under the dog star

Tyson West
USA


ginko . . .
teasels comb the wind
for goldfinches

Claire Everett
United Kingdom