Sunday, April 3, 2016

Haiku--By Marietta McGregor--Australia

a thousand hands
in the buddha hall
folded prayers

above the zenith
distant forms of life

bedside vigil
I drop another stitch―
plovers cry

Previously published at Asahi Haikuist Network, May 15, 2015

overcast morning
the waste basket overflows
with crumpled thoughts

Previously published at Presence, #52, 2015

cricket songs
walking the yard with me
scattered showers

Previously published at Blithe Spirit, 25:3

Marietta McGregor is a retired Canberra-based botanist and journalist who has pursued varied careers in research and science communication. Having spent much of her life trying to explain things, Marietta now tries to let them explain themselves through an early love, haiku.  


  1. love that last haiku - it's autumn here and there is a poignancy about the fading cricket songs...

  2. Dear Marietta,

    It is so good to see you already have some lovely thoughts from Maureen on your creative haiku moments. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  3. What fabulous haiku. Today I especially relate to overcast morning/the waste basket overflows/with crumpled thoughts.
    I can see why they are all published. Thanks for the opportunity of reading these.

  4. Lovely collection, thank you for sharing them!

  5. Marietta,
    Love these, especially the first and last ones. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  6. Marietta, welcome to Whispers. Thank you for sharing your beautiful haiku with us. I liked them all, especially the forth one. Continued blessings to you!

    -MJ (

  7. very nicely done loved the crickets best wishes angelee