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February 7, 2008

more treats from dust of summers

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 8:03 am

We promised you yet more of the “best” haiku and senryu published in 2007, as selected by the Editorial Staff of Red Moon Press, and presented in “dust of summers: RMA 2007”.

dust of summers: The 2007 Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku,” edited by Jim Kacian and the Red Moon Editorial Staff, Red Moon Press, Winchester, VA, USA, 172 pages, ISBN: 1-978-893959-68-2, $16.95; see cover)

So, without further fuss, here are a dozen one-breath poems (out of the 154 included in RMA 2007), which were written by f/k/a‘s Honored Guest Poets:

hospice
my father slips out
of the conversation

after hours
the grief counsellor
loosens his tie

first crocus
I make a promise
I can’t keep

…………………….. by Tom Painting in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
orig. pub. “after hours” – Modern Haiku 38:2
“first crocus” – 5th Shiki Kukai Poets’ Haiku Contest 2007
“hospice” – Modern Haiku 38:3

calling home–
the color of mother’s voice
before her words

………………… by Hilary Tann, in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
orig. pub. The Heron’s Nest IX:4

cloud-free dawn . . .
the dent in the fender
holds its darkness

………………………………. by George Swede in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
orig. pub. Acorn 18

after the funeral
the weight of potato salad
on a spork

…………….. by Andrew Riutta in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
orig. pub. Frogpond XXX:2

spring sleet
mother describes
the night I was born

…………………… by Ed Markowski in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
orig. pub. RAW NerVZ :4

blue butterfly
I keep coming back
to the same place

…………. by Peggy Willis Lyles in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
orig. pub. Chrysanthemum 2

she thought we should have sex but nothing fancy autumn rain

……………. by Lee Gurga in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
– orig. pub. Modern Haiku 38:2

fading contrail
I put off
returning Dad’s call

clear winter sky
she answers my call
before the first ring

………… by Carolyn Hall in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
– orig. pub. – “fading contrail” – Modern Haiku 38:1
“clear winter sky” –Modern Haiku 38:2

breakup–
my daughter’s voice cracks
across two continents

………………… by Roberta Beary in “dust of summers: RMA 2007
– orig. pub. Frogpond XXX:2

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