October 2015

Two of my latest haiku appear in this wonderful magazine!

hedgerow: a journal of small poems

welcome to the latest issue of hedgerow. as always grateful to contributors & readers alike. thank you all for being here!

october’s resident artist is Alexis Rotella. if you enjoy her art, please have a peek at the link below —


with love & kindness.

she sings
on the rainswept corner
her bags
full of rubies and frogs
a green fairy plays a flute

Carole Johnston lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, although she is from “nowhere zen.”

Bat in the belfry

her chipped mug
nothing remains


temple bell tolling the emptiness inside things


sun shower
darting this way and that
skink on the cobblestones

Mark Miller lives in a tiny seaside village on the east coast of Australia, where he has been writing haiku for many years.

Traveling to the other side

blood moon
I still
love you

Grant Savage (Marmota monax x Homo sapiens)…

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I’m proud to be featured in this important anthology of haibun which Basho made famous so many years ago.


We seldom advertise others’ books on this site, but, given that two Hailstones (NY and SHG) and one recent visitor (MC) are featured, we thought we would make an exception for ‘Journeys 2015’, which contains no less than 145 haibun, some published for the first time. Journeys 2015If we look down the list of contributors’ names, we must conclude that this is sure to be an excellent collection of contemporary world haibun and fortifies the mission to make haibun a genre of world literature, one of the twin objectives of the Genjuan Haibun Contest (the other being to re-introduce the genre to its mother nation, Japan).

Tirelessly edited by Angelee Deodhar in Chandigarh, India. Hopefully, the collection will gain a large Indian readership, not to mention many others around the world. For a list of contributors please go here: http://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/pages113/A_News_Journeys2015.html and for ordering details, here: http://www.amazon.com/Journeys-2015-Anthology-International-Haibun/dp/1515359875

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A wonderful poem by Karen Hoy.

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

Paris to Milan train
the baby cries
in every language

by Karen Hoy
Blithe Spirit,19:4,2009

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