Friday, July 17, 2015

Haiku--By Barbara Tate--United States

tidal pool
an oyster clams up
to hide its pearl

beach house
nothing but a month
of sundays

the scent of horse sweat
on my hands

morning star
folding her wings
the night owl sleeps

Barbara Tate resides in Winchester, TN., and is a member of the Haiku Society of America, The United Haiku and Tanka Society and the Gulf Coast Writers Assoc. Her work has appeared in Frogpond, Cattails, Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, Contemporary Haibun Online, Magnolia Quarterly, Iconoclast, Santa Fe Literary Review, Bear Creek Haiku and Storyteller Magazine, among others. This year she was a finalist in United Poets Laureate International Competition in the Short Free Verse in Chinese or English Category, won 1st place in the Magnolia Quarterly Yearly Competition in the poetry category and was a finalist in the Poetry Society of Tennessee/NE yearly competition.


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    1. Thank you. Haiku, Senryu and Haibun have become my favorite forms. I wake each morning and wonder what in the world will come to me today!! So happy you liked them.

  2. These are all such fantastic poems, I love reading great Haiku. And yours are surely very wonderful. You have written some beautiful pieces here, I enjoyed reading them this evening, great work,


    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. It's thoughts like this that keep me going.

  3. A lovely gentle read. Haiku moments are rare and special! Thank you for sharing yours. Ralph.

  4. Love the haiku, Barbara. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (