Saturday, November 21, 2015

Haiku--By Barbara Tate--United States

no wasted motion
the winter wind

two steps forward
one step back

heat lightning
motion made seconded
back to square one

moment of truth
recovering from winter
we hold hands

velvet curtain
shoving fog aside
the sea breeze

Thoughts from Barbara--Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun are such a pleasure to write. I'd like to thank Francine Banwarth (ed: Frogpond), Paul Miller (ed: Modern Haiku), Bob Lucky (ed: Contemporary  Haibun Online, an'ya, Sonam Chhoki and Marianna Monaco of Cattails, Fay Aoyagi of The Heron’s Nest, and Mike Rehling for all the help and 'mini lessons'. I also want to thank Ayaz Daryl Nielsen of Bear Creek Haiku, and a special thanks to Karen O'Leary for my Whispers’ family and writing some good strong Tan Renga with me. I am truly blessed.


  1. Barbara,
    I like all of these, especially the third one.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

    1. Thank you David. Your comments and acceptance mean more than I can say.