cattails
January 2016
Haiku
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UHTS collected works


as I rake
leaves into piles
squirrel chatter

Michele L. Harvey
USA


anvil sparks—
a cluster of children
in a horseshoe

Nola Obee
Canada

an old woman—
warming her bones and applying
Pferderbalsam*

Tatajana Debeljacki
Serbia
*camphor horse liniment


piercingly cold
the little girl swaddles
her teddy bear

   Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Nigeria


long seed pods
hang from the wisteria
the weight of the sun

Johnnie Johnson Hafernik   
USA

the boss
stalking the street
a tomcat

Norman Crocker
USA


hour of silence
I catch myself before
scolding the wren

Julie Warther
USA


the thrum
of a hummingbird’s wings
first crush

Cyndi Lloyd
USA

discarding books
the room has new guests—
butterflies

John J. Han
USA


holding up
a moon lost in the ruins—
cariatides

Ana Drobot
Romania


cedar windbreak
the scent of Christmas
all year round

Jan Benson
USA


winter stars
what i don't have to see
to believe

Michael Henry Lee
USA