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Bleeding Heart Photograph, Sandra Morgan©2001


September 2001, page 1
 

LEROY GORMAN:
 
 

at her grave
he digs moss
from his name
 

in the underground garage
the latest car's rain
with petals
 

Lent sunrise
at the river the shine
of icecoated thorns

S. R. SPANYER:
 
 

first light
peeling
an orange
 

Old handshake:
each searches the face for the face
of years ago
 

Breaking bread—
two Franciscans bicker
like old brothers

KATHY LIPPARD COBB:
 
 

morning glories—
a smell of newness
as I hold the baby
 

summer lethargy— 
the ambulance speeds by
on a towtruck
 

lightning flash—
a lizard darts between
perfume bottles

ANGELIKA KOLOMPAR:
 
 

Green and white lanterns
under the cedars
snowdrops
 

Christmas tree --
hanging memories
one by one
 

grey sea and sky
she dreams
of blue irises

ai li:
 
 

no one remembers
that afternoon
sheets laid for love
 

by one bed
at the hospice
daily red rose
 

an artist
mixing red
the first robin

PAUL MacNEIL:
 
 

full-blown tulips
the nurse replaces
an IV bag
 

summer haze
a long wake curls ashore
lifting a frog
 

museum Buddha
wood-grain swirls
replace stolen gilt

J.D. HESKIN:
 
 

the mill wheel 
has stopped again-- 
those dam beavers 
 

the fire engine 
that passed me up 
turns into my house 
 

to Highway 10: 
so much shorter
on the map

odd gurre aksnes:
 
 

dusk . . .
the stillness of swans
in a flooded field
 

spring sun
in the shadow of a bucket
a black button
 

in spring sun
a glimpse of blue
the magpie

MIRIAM SAGAN:
 
 

the widow's short skirt,
gossips discuss who
wanted the divorce

LAYNE RUSSELL:
 
 

blown lavender bells
         of the empress paulownia – 
nowhere to step
 

ducks and geese glide
           to floating bits of bread – 
                     the cat’s eyes so round

MARTIN COHEN:
 
 

crescent moon... 
near a half-eaten mouse
a Cheshire sleeps
 

mountain ~ 
the shadow spreading
on water 
 

a breeze
ripples the pond
warbler's song 

NAOMI BETH WAKAN:
 
 

Umbrellas fail
to keep off the rain
Kyoto in June
 

Blustery day
safe behind shutters. . .
the storm within
 

Our heads
touching the tatami
Landlords and tenants

FLORENCE VILÉN:
 
 

Only the bark left
on age-old apple trees
              yet they blossom
 

                   Overgrown garden – 
only on the balcony
are flowers not eaten
 

First autumn storm
      on the small tree
            not one leaf left

WILLIAM CULLEN, JR.:
 
 

deserted farm:
only silence
grows here
 

bullfrog song
the color
of dusk
 

full moon
bats diving in and out
of the lake mist

MATTHEW CHENEY:
 
 

sun
on the dead grass
a fleck of tinfoil
 

wind through the field
the birds stop
whistling
 

sunset
sinking into pines
sparrows

DAWN BRUCE:
 
 

after the funeral
suddenly smothered
in silence
 

white line of light
peace lilies
 

dusk
white petals of camellias
light the way

JOHN MARTIN:
 
 

sunless sky 
the pomelo tree 
with one golden fruit
 

roof-top puddle
the seagull takes off
with a spray

JASMINKA NADASKIC DJORDJEVIC:
 
 

first grass sprout
over father’s grave –
tenderness of wind
 

summer afternoon – 
the scent of evergreens
slowly spreading
 

starry night – 
frost patterns grow
from the window's edge

CHRISTOPHER PATCHEL:
 
 

meadow song –
the swirling dance
of thistledown
 

woodland solitude
deepening with dusk
the hoot of an owl
 

midnight stars –
our stroll through the neighborhood
trips light after light

DEBRA WOOLARD BENDER:
 
 

afternoon drizzle
a few winter oranges
deep in the grass

five or six
grandson takes the clock apart
to see what time is

rainy spell
the cat's shape flattens
into deeper sleep

PEGGY LYLES:
 
 

twilight breeze—
reeling in some lake weeds
with the big-mouth bass
 

wild azaleas
a meadowlark sings
into the scent

a sheltered path
fairy lilies
now and then

BILLIE WILSON:
 
 

early autumn—
the path to the waterfall
willowed with gold
 

turning for home—
the road north curves upward
full of sun
 

so lonely tonight—
walking slowly against
         windrivenrain

BORIVOJ BUKVA:
 
 

In  dark  shadows 
the forgotten old man
and  a  piece  of  bread 
 

Carried  by  the  wind
a  gnat  has  flown 
into a  swallow’s  bill
 

Abandoned  dog
        following
            the  beggar 

HAIKU LIGHT:  September Edition, page 2

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