Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Haiku--By Maralee Gerke--United States

winter soil
welcomes rain-
I imagine daffodils

miniature hearts
in the snow-
my valentine from a mule deer

snow melt
on patterned linoleum
my stocking feet

winter evening-
my stone lantern
turbaned in snow

Maralee Gerke lives and writes in Madras, Oregon. She is and avid reader and gardener. She describes herself as a work in progress. Her poems have been published in Calyx, Exit Thirteen, Moonset, Bathtub Gin, Anthology, Nerve Cowboy, Avocet, and Tigers Eye. She has published two books of poems and has had poetry and prose accepted in several anthologies. Her work can be seen online at Shadow Poetry, Long Story Short, and Moontown CafĂ©. She recently recorded 4 poems for the Oregon Poetic Voices Project. They can be heard at One of her poems “Refuge”, was recently selected to be printed as a limited edition broadside by the Penland School of Crafts.


  1. Super fine Haiku, Meralee. It is really awesome how such a myriad of expression can be projected in such brevity! Love them! Sheri

  2. Love the turban of snow. A fine piece of writing. Best wishes Ralph.

  3. Nice work, Maralee. I enjoyed reading your haiku. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (