flown.

feathers in other places

the Living Haiku Anthology

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new year’s day –
I let the tea steep
a little longer
 
issa’s untidy hut — new year’s haiku challenge 2014

.

hay cutting moon
the scarecrow waves
to no one
 

september 2013 dottie dot award

9/13 moon viewing party

.

step out of the wind yellow flower moon
 
8/13 moon viewing party

.

the moon still rises
where that tree used to be –
old habits die hard
 
7/13 moon viewing party

.

a soft sound
in this quiet space
watermelon moon
 

6/13 moon viewing party

.

growing moon children howl like children
 
4/13 moon viewing party

.

crow moon the rattle of dishes
 

little spring moon –
I remember this field
full of wildflowers
 
march 2013 dottie dot award
3/13 moon viewing party

.

ants
in spilled milk
long dry moon
 
february 2013 dottie dot award

snow moon another blanket on the bed
 
2/13 moon viewing party

.

ice crystals
on the morning news
little winter moon
 
1/13 moon viewing party

.

winterlong
poor wayfaring stranger
this is the picture
 

if no one ever
marries me—
constellations
 

time
of inconvenience
autumn leaves
 

the horses
walking & falling—
here comes the flood
 

only
the man in the wilderness
blue bayou
 
(found song titles) yaywords! — fool’s paradise

.

too beautiful (these dreams of bird-filled fruit) to carry water
 

black butterfly moon
in all the rooms of my house
her furniture
 

red leaves –
the girl in the crosswalk
touches her face
 
winter 2013 showcase — the zen space

.

new moon
I still don’t know
which way to go
 
haiku news — vol 2 no 1

.

a hawk screams sediment in my tea
 
haiku news — vol 1 no 50

.

new frost moon –
the echo of footsteps
behind me
 
haiku share — evening solitude

.

cassiopeia –
is the red moon still beautiful
upside-down?
 

apples drop
on the other side of the fence
new fall moon
 
‘with cherries on top’

.

news of your death
when I open my eyes
green leaves
 
tinywords — issue 12.1
haiku share — starting over
butterfly dream (death news) — neverending story

.

everyone waits
for the light to change–
little chestnut moon
 
across the haikuverse — #30

.

all these words still the same moon
 
9/12 moon viewing party

.

singing moon—
the sea folds itself
into stars
 
yay words! — sea bandits
haiku share — blue eucalyptus
.

joyful moon –
I sing with the voice
of a crow
 

I imagine the birth
of my daughters’ daughters
this women’s moon
 

heavy heads
of white hydrangea
I remember her hands
 

wheat cut moon
I imagine writing your name
in the sand
 
autumn 2012 showcase — the zen space
haiku share — lingering awhile

.

end of summer moon
everywhere I’ve ever been
a souvenir
 
8/12 ii moon viewing party

.

abandoned lot
somewhere there are birds
like these
 
haiku news — vol 1 no 33
haiku share — first light

.

wild iris
I remember her manicured
hands
 
SHH 3 contest — 2nd place

.

joyful moon
I follow frog song
into a cool blue night
 

last fruit moon
the mousetrap lands
upside down
 
august 2012 dottie dot award
8/12 moon viewing party

.

price check
my crow’s feet
deepen
 
haiku news — vol 1 no 27

.

fish bowl—
all the things
we don’t see
 
haiku news — vol 1 no 25
haiku share — ocean

.

smallest moon
would you, if I draw
the way down?
 
full thunder moon
the old man rattles my window
again
 

7/12 moon viewing party

.

end of summer
these cherries smell
of snow
suddenly I realize
we have the same skin


SILOH tanka contest

.

lovesmelovesmenot this memory of green beans*
 
haiku share — barefoot summer

in this dream—
I write your name
one thousand times
 

cold spring rain—
I open that door
one thousand times
 

will robins on this (danger) day of spring (danger) portend?
 

another dream these spider woven strands on my fingers

haiku share — sultry afternoon

open window—
all the sounds that never left
return
 

radiant in her pocket one thousand years of debris*
 

outside your door—
peter paul and mary
on the radio*
 


Things with Wings & Other Poems

.

june bride
this bright room at the top
of the stairs
 

summer wedding
men in straw fedoras gossip
under the trees
 
‘two are better than one’ choice haiku — john daleiden

summer meadow
all her bridesmaids
in mango-colored gowns
 

wedding/ bride haiku thread

.

traffic jam
the sound of no
frog jumping
 

morning fog
I’m startled by the splash
of frogs
 

summer 2012 showcase — the zen space
haiku share — fine mist

.

rose
this old-fashioned
moon
 

a bowl of cream this ripe strawberry moon
 

6/12 moon viewing party

.

milk moon
my bare feet on this
wood floor

may 2012 dottie dot award
haiku share — longest night
 

corn planting moon
a whisper of grandmother’s
voice
 

another divided root-ball almost flower moon
 

5/12 moon viewing party

.

winter rain
in my dream, the boat
never arrives


fox dreams

haiku share — dandelion dreams

.

this path
somewhere the sound
of water
 
‘pond life’ choice haiku — john daleiden
summer 2012 showcase — the zen space

haiku share — morning meditation

daylilies—
she cleans her hands
among the fish
 
‘pond life’ choice haiku — john daleiden

all these tadpoles
in the pond—
stray cat


‘pond life’ haiku thread

.

almost egg moon
something runs
across the road

april 2012 dottie dot award
4/12 moon viewing party

.

waters of spring
everywhere the smell of mud
and worms


national haiku poetry day

.

before the rain
she leaves without walking
the dog

cold wind
the front and back
of my hand

spring 2012 showcase
haiku share — streetlights reflected

.

new morning –
I wake to the same
old moon

3/12 moon viewing party

.

crow watching –
the unseen tree branch suddenly
seen

across the haikuverse — no. 28

.

lights
in every window
a promise

‘candle in the wind’ choice haiku — john daleiden

.

morning cold
on the churchyard fence
three starlings

‘momento mori’ choice haiku — john daleiden

.

he thinks again of turning leaves her hands

issue 11.3 — 11/17/11
across the haikuverse — no. 26
issa’a untidy hut — buddha of suburbia: issa’s sunday service #127

.

october rain
the princess invites her troll dolls
to tea

tea with trolls
blogging along tobacco road — tea with trolls pdf

.

last quarter moon
gazing along the path
of earth’s orbit

last quarter moon–word pond

.

this last summer day
I sharpen
a box of new pencils

spring 2012 showcase
standard–word pond

.

this pumpkin
as full as that, harvest
moon

9/11 moon viewing party

across the haikuverse #24

.

circles in the water
she enters this room
unnoticed

summer pond
her body slipping
through the fog
I bookmark pages
with birthday photos

before sun appears
a soft call
the whistle of wing
water boils
I make tea

summer morning
there are two doors
one is open

mourning doves
this soft rain follows
the same path


autumn 2011 showcase

.

where do I write?

angie werren and her writing space

.

eastern daylight time
she leaves
another voicemail

across the haikuverse no. 23

.

She dances down the aisle to a song I loved when she was a child. I’m irritated. I want her to stop. I tell her that she’s not the only person in the garden department. She takes the bright yellow flowers out of my hands and laughs. “No,” she says, “but I am the only one dancing.”


8/20/11

.

this brief life a dragonfly

dragonfly dreams

.

dragonfly
where there is water
a path


dragonfly dreams

.

the dog groans
dream-woods dirt on her feet

this milk moon

8/4/11

.

a tree falls
only the wood ear
listens

FungiFama — Southern Vancouver Mycological Society — Volume 15 Issue 1
mushroom harvest
haiku share — secrets

.

summer pond
her body slipping
through the fog
I bookmark pages
with birthday photos


across the haikuverse — no. 21


.

honking geese
the old woman questions her dog

7/12/11
.

today slips
into the room     hungry
on tiny paws

issue 11.2 — 10/19/11

modern haiga — short. lyrical. sometimes funny. 10/19/11

tinywords — word pond
poems to remember — wild berries — 12/29/11

.

cicada song
the cat stalks
fat robins


across the haikuverse — 20

.

I open the door to a yardful of starlings
and one crow     on the roof

pay attention…

.

falling snow
and suddenly we stop
for deer

pay attention…
haiku share — the waiter asks

.

empty nest
still
the bird sings

issue 11.1 — 2/11/11
haiku share — college brochures

.

this day
is an icicle
dangerously long
boldly challenging
the sun

1/16/11

.

whale

I didn’t understand enormity until
I landed     on the splintering boat
its humans flipping through air
like krill

september 2010

.

a solitary bird calls to the space between lightning and thunder
per diem: daily haiku — the haiku foundation 3/3/12
issue 10.2 — 8/11/10

.

today’s mown grass is a velvet throne :: sunlight in trees     a chandelier

6/27/10

.

she fell
the cadence of her life  /  interrupted
by a soft-sliding

5/12/10

.

husband-silent house
mousetrap snaps in the empty
it lands upside-down

4/9/10

.

her shaking fingers     grasped his hand
she smelled of lace collars and cameo brooches

3/10/10

.

march

stands like zeus at the edge of spring
throwing thunderbolts
the daffodils are bewildered
birds whisper about southern states

march 2010

.

startled awake by snowplow scrape
she drifts back
dreaming of strange round men

2/26/10

.

he sat alone
unwrapped flowers in his hand
starved petals browning

2/14/10

.

sycamore stands nude
raising clavicles     spreading phalanges
grasping for cloud cover

2/13/10

.

five degrees of frost
translucence anoints high wires
sways on evergreens

2/5/10

.

rain streams in muddy sidewalk rivers
she says everything smells like worms

2/2/10

.

image in the trees
sudden burst of chatter
red flies into blue

1/8/10

.

far-flying birds are strings and rosined bows
the wind       a crying cello

1/9/10

.

crow taunts me from the light pole
do I look like Poe in the pouring rain?

1/4/10

.

fresh-baked gingerbread
for the savor it imparts
a child with wide eyes

12/22/09

.

snowflakes on the ground
great-grandma’s christmas cookies
sift flour and sugar

12/22/09

.

he fidgets in his ill-fitted suit
thrust in the midst of
bereavement

he hopes no one notices his shoes

12/4/09

.

the groundhog hopes the compost pile remains uncovered
he likes mangoes

11/24/09

.

Once upon a time, she stood by the rocks
waiting for ships full of Puritans.
Today, she decided to let maize just be maize.

11/26/09

.

in the right light it looked like turkey.
after a few shots of tequila,
they wouldn’t notice the strange taste.
hopefully.

11/26/09

.

It’s not everyday that every day seems as if
it is just a piece of toast she ate the day before,
but it seems that way today.

11/28/09

.

she wonders out loud
(landing as she did in the
bread of it all)    does the
buttered side end up right-
side down    in wonderland?

11/29/09

.

flash flood

rain has confused the creek
it think it’s an ocean;
even blue jays shriek like gulls

11/03/09

.

The head sat there, wrapped in plastic.
She didn’t think she could cut it:
there was no bacon and just LT wouldn’t do.

10/30/09

.

the boxes collapsed
spilling feathers all over the highway
each car that drove by stirred up

ocean waves of down.

9/30/09

.

“I bought it at a garage sale and wondered
if it was worth anything,” she said
as she strummed the harp’s missing strings.

10/07/09

.

it’s cold this morning
my sweaters are folded in cedar-chipped boxes

10/20/09

.

it looks like a wedding invitation

he won’t open it;
his shoes are all wrong and
he doesn’t have pants

october 2009

.

I saw an old man

doing figure-eights in his driveway
sun flickers on dusty chrome
and red enamel

october 2009

.

summer rain

hypnotic drips sizzle
on a backyard grill;
squawking grackles
sulk through wet grass

8/25/09

.

She knew.
If she answered that call, he would know
that she knew he was in Cleveland.

And she knew he’d want the money.

8/24/09

.

I picked up the wrong basket
accidentally;
we both have plum tomatoes.
6/26/09

.

lanky dogwoods dig their root-paws
into fresh dirt     panting leaves lap up the rain
7/30/09

.

gray rushes in ready to rumble
pushing open sky into a corner…

this rain is big and loud

7/15/09

.

he slithers his bicycle-tire body so fast
daylilies shake like a storm is coming

(for mice hiding under floorboards    there is)

6/21/09

.

sun-drunk yellowjackets tease
tag-you’re-it boys

5/31/09

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poeet — #haiku by therer2doors

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all poetry ©aewerren 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

(and here’s some other publications)

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