cattails
January 2016
Tanka
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UHTS collected works


the dry ache   EC
of a long goodbye
how do we
reach the other side
with the bridge washed out

Debbie Strange
Canada


a duck pops up
where it didn’t dive
surprising
how far you can travel
once you take the plunge

Jan Dobb
Australia

drizzling rain
all the day long
I await
the twilight sunshine
to paint my lost rainbow

Pravat Kumar Padhy
India


I weep for
the child we never had
behind drawn blinds
and in this sadness
the call of a night bird

Thomas James Martin
USA


what is it
I thought to find in you…
wind bows
the meadow grasses
each and every one

Michele L. Harvey
USA

autumn here
leaves begin to fall—
in her closet
the unsent letters
to a dead poet

Ernesto P. Santiago
Philippines


swamp-sickness
seeps through reclaimed land
the delta
where I first heard
the cuckoo cry cuckoo

Ruth Holzer
USA


a walking stick
sidestepping the twig—
all eyes on her
stilettos strutting
down cobblestone streets

Marilyn Fleming
USA

open window—
ruby red and orange
color lilies
the winds of change
ruffling my hair

Anne Curran
New Zealand


early frost
frames a flower...
this portrait
eternally frozen
in the forever of time

Pat Geyer
USA


thousands of years
for the ancient yew tree
to sprout berries—
telling myself it's not too late
to discover who I am

Marianne Paul
Canada


I do not know
your name
blossom
yet you trumpet
from every lip

Haiku Jezebel
USA


Whether made
of bamboo or ivory
Chinese chop sticks
must function together
to taste all the dishes

Yuan Changming
Canada