Sunday, June 26, 2016

Haiku--By Marietta McGregor--Australia

linen crackle 
of an icy lake 
summer dream

Previously published. Asahi Haikuist Network, 7 August 2015

old uncle— 
his nose pushing words 
around the newspaper

Previously published Prune Juice, July 2015

autumn dawn        mist reshaping        into horses

Previously published Blithe Spirit, 25:3

promising to write— a bigger pile of peanut shells 

Previously published Sonic Boom, Issue 3, August 2015

marshy pool— 
coot tails sharpen 
the shallows

Previously published British Haiku Society 2015 Anthology, The Edge

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. Marietta,
    You seem to be the queen of haiku. My favorite is the first one.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  2. Very good collection. I revisited my copy of 'The Edge'! Enjoyed the bigger pile of peanut shells. Ralph

  3. Nice collection of haiku, Marietta. I enjoyed them all. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Thanks for sharing this wonderful collection, I loved them all!

  5. Thanks for sharing your creations,
    I like old uncle a humorous one.