Ito En -The Art of Haiku Contest 2016

first light
chatter of a goldfinch
opening day lilies

March 2016 Semifinalist

marble sky
from horizon to horizon
a threat of hail

April 2016 Semifinalist

firefly
Dad’s cigar flickers
in the dark

August 2016 Semifinalist

Common Core

It’s the early 50’s. My mother walks me to school those first few months. There’s a sharp recollection of leaving her side to walk across the schoolyard to enter the building with other children. A feeling of being overwhelmed by ‘bigness.’ No looking back or crying for me, though. I want to learn about the world.

air raid drill
a tiny caterpillar curls up
under a leaf

Failed Haiku : A Journal of English Senryu

January 2017