Six Haiku/Senryu by Susan N Aassahde


fallen leaves
ramble on crisp snow
for hills of March


early blossom
clang on ivory frost
for bobbles of turtles


fresh dew
talons on rose pulps
for crops of spring


tweak fleece
centipedes on lost rain
for drifts of pebbles


harvest sap
bees on nimble fuchsia
for stream of hops


cauliflower flock
ruffage of flint hyenas
for skips of peat
Susan N Aassahde

Susan N Aassahde graduated from university in 2014, her interests lay in the creation of the art of haiku, relatively new Susan N Aassahde has a small collection published with Plum Tree Tavern, Down in the Dirt and Dreich magazine after a concentration of experimental verse which are published with Eskimo Pie and M58 she has progressed to her connection with nature.

Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times at ; You may visit Robin Ouzman Hislop about author & See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)


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NOTHING REMAINS (AS IT’S SEEN) Haibun by Richard Lloyd Cederberg

HAIBUN is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan. Haibun is a terse, relatively short prose poem in the Haikai style, usually including both lightly humorous and more serious elements. A Haibun can be the narrative of an epiphany, and usually ends with a Haiku or Haikus. richard lloyd cederberg

See the moons reflection on the pond, in the bucket of water, in the droplet that has grown heavy at the leaf tip. The reflection does not get wet, nor is the surface of the water broken. The mind reflects on this reflection as the moon follows its nightly arc. The reflection changes, the process ends, and then begins anew.
As all mortal eyes
Capture only what’s fleeting,
So words do as well,
In ways inexplicable
Nothing remains (as it’s seen)
My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle. They pass like a shadow at evening. A vigorous western wind blows dead leaves east where they gather against walls, stairs, and prickly pear cactus. A brisk eastern wind blows dead leaves west where they gather against chain link fences, trees, and along the shoreline. Life’s panoply of arrival and decay.
only my dreams can
wander these arid deserts
where no thoughts exist
For we are only
of yesterday, and know naught,
because these days on
Earth are only a shadow,
an unyielding paradox
As all mortal eyes
capture only what’s fleeting,
so words do as well,
in ways inexplicable
nothing remains (as it’s seen)

richard lloyd cederberg

Author Biography

RICHARD was born in Chicago Illinois. He is the progeny of Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. Richard began his journey into the arts at age six. For twelve years he played classical trumpet. Then… the wonderful incursion of British music influenced him to put down the trumpet and take-up acoustic and electric guitar. Richard began writing songs and lyrics and poetic construct. He performed in 17 professional bands. He played clubs, halls, cabarets, and concerts in Europe, Canada, across the USA, Alaska, and even Whitehorse in the Yukon Territories. Richard’s band SECRETS was one of the top four Pop-Jazz bands in San Diego for 5 years. In 1995 Richard was privileged to design and build his own Midi-centered Recording Studio ~ TAYLOR & GRACE ~ where he worked until 2002. During that time, he composed, and multi-track recorded, over 500 compositions. Only two CD’s were compiled: WHAT LOVE HAS DONE and THE PATH. Richard retired from music in 2003…. RICHARD’S POETRY uses various inspirations: nature, history, relationships (past and present), parlance, alliteration, metaphor, characterization, spirituality, faith, eschatology, and art. He relishes the challenge of poetic stylization: Rhythmical, Poetic/Prose, Triolets, Syllable formats, Story-Poems, Freeform, Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, and Acrostic. Richard has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize.
PUBLISHED BOOKS: The MONUMENTAL JOURNEY SERIES integrates adventure, mystery, and historical fiction. Journey on the schooner Heimdall with Dr. Gabriel Proudmore, John, Helga, Betsy, Garrett, Captain Olaf Amundsen, Rorek Amundsen, Anders (the Norse) Vildarsen, and Rolf the Wolfhound…
5. BETWEEN THE CRACKS… a spinoff from the MJ Series…
NEW BOOKS being written or compiled:
A NEW RACE OF HuMAN’S… an eschatological drama. Follow the lives of Grant Callarman (the Christian), Peter Pegarian (the plagiarist/conman), Haddon Hathaway (the Humanist), and Professor Wilmington Jonah (the doubting intellect) as they experience the traumatizing global translation of the saints, Daniels 70th Week, and the Millennium, where they all are destined to meet once again.
UNDER SILENT BRIDGES… a diversified collection of Richard’s poetic invention, short-stories, essays, and MEC’s photography.
Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times at ; his publications include
All the Babble of the Souk , Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals and Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems, collected poems, as well as translation of Guadalupe Grande´s La llave de niebla, as Key of Mist and the recently published Tesserae , a translation of Carmen Crespo´s Teselas.
You may visit Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)

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14 Haiku by Anum Sattar

spoilt apples
to fill a pie

mother blames the glass
for cutting her fat wrists

Glass bangles (Urdu: چوڑیاں ) are ornaments worn by South Asian women in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
freshly picked apple
sliced in half–
a railroad worm
courtesan unfolds a fan—
bird of paradise
on display
rotten tomatoes
afternoon sun
covered by clouds
giant silk moth –
in the night
between the long legs
of a sandhill crane –
a newly hatched colt
fallen off a kathal tree –
the spiky jackfruit
after watering
the lifeless stone
sprouts a yellow flower
scared sea turtle –
unable to curl
into a shell
vaginal discharge –
olive oil from fish
soaks my paper towel
pinnate prairie :
yellow petals –
then an erect cone
candy floss at the zoo —
a greater flamingo
stands on one leg
unhooking the barb
from the swollen lip
of a struggling carp

Anum Sattar is a senior studying English at the College of Wooster in Ohio, USA. Her poems have been published the American Journal of Poetry (Margie,) Triggerfish Critical Review, Blithe Spirit, The Mythic Circle, HOBART, SurVision Magazine, Literary Juice, Coal City Review, Crack the Spine, Lowestoft Chronicle, Taj Mahal Review, FIVE 2 ONE: An Art and Literary Journal, The Linnet’s Wings, Ragazine, Better than Starbucks! The Florida Review, Grey Sparrow Press, Oddball Magazine, Artifact Nouveau, Off the Coast, Strange POEtry, Between These Shores Literary & Arts Annual, Conceit Magazine, A New Ulster, The Cannon’s Mouth, The Journal of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry, Wilderness House Literary Review, Poydras Review, The Cadaverine, Verbalart: A Global Journal Devoted to Poets & Poetry, The Wayne Literary Journal, The Ibis Head Review, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, Poets Bridge, Deltona Howl and Tipton Poetry Journal. She won the first Grace Prize in Poetry and third Vonna Hicks Award at the college. Whenever possible, she reads out her work at Brooklyn Poets, Spoonbill and Sugartown Bookstore, Forest Hills Library in New York City and the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center at Cuyahoga Falls, OH. And she was recently interviewed at Radio Free Brooklyn.
Poets & Writers:
‘Rock Star Poet’ at Radio Free Brooklyn:
AWP Directory of Members List:
Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times his publications include All the Babble of the Souk and Cartoon Molecules collected poems and Key of Mist the recently published Tesserae translations from Spanish poets Guadalupe Grande and Carmen Crespo visit Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds) and his latest Collected Poems Volume at Next-Arrivals

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Silver Lining Haiku by Virginie Colline

Virginie Colline Haiku La Corde
La corde sensible, René Magritte
a cloud for breakfast
in my hand a pearl of dew
against the sultry day

Originally published in Spinozablue, 2012.
Virginie Colline lives and writes in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Mainichi, Frogpond, Prune Juice, Frostwriting, Prick of the Spindle, Seltzer, Overpass Books, BRICKrhetoric, Yes, Poetry, Dagda Publishing, Silver Birch Press and StepAway Magazine, among others.

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The Golden Lion. Mycenaean Haiku by Richard Vallance.

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The Golden Lion
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Richard Vallanc Santorini Greece May 2012

Richard Vallance, meta-linguist, ancient Greek & Mycenaean Linear B, home page: Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae,
PINTEREST Boards: Mycenaean Linear B: Progressive Grammar & Vocabulary, and, Knossos & Mycenae, sister civilizations, Also poetry publisher, The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Anthology of sonnets of the early third millennium = Le Phénix renaissant de ses cendres : Anthologie de sonnets au début du troisième millénaire. Friesen Press, Victoria, B.C., Canada. © August 2013. 35 illustrations in B&W. Author & Title Indexes. 257 pp. 315 sonnets & ghazals in English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese & Persian.

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Moving On. Haiku.Theme Loss & Grief. Nancy May

winter sunset
taking your last breath
I am with you
winter drizzle
our time has come
for us to part
winter night
I come back home
to an empty house
winter dawn
I am waking up early
since you left
spring dawn
the absence of your voice
I start to notice
spring rain
I understand now
we walk on new paths
spring sunset
in the passing of time
my heart opens

nancy may
Nancy May has haiku published in Haiku Journal, Three Line Poetry, Poetry Quarterly, Inclement Poetry, Twisted Dreams Magazine, Vox Poetica, Eskimo Pie, Icebox, Dark Pens, Daily Love, Leaves of Ink, The Blue Hour Magazine, Kernels, Mused – The BellaOnline Literary Review, Dead Snakes, Danse Macabre – An online literary magazine, High Coupe, A Handful of Stones, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, UFO Gigolo, 50 Haikus, The Germ, Boston Literary Review, Be happy Zone, Every Day Poets, Cattails, Ppigpenn and Creatrix Journal. Haiku will soon appear in M58.
She is a monthly contributor at The Camel Saloon and Poems and Poetry. She has reached The Heron’s Nest consideration stage twice and the Chrysanthemum consideration stage once. She is working on her first haiku collection.

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Paris Haiku by Virginie Colline.

after the rat race
chasing clouds and field mouses
on the Butte Montmartre
the Leica clicks
the right scene at the right time
no doubt in his mind
caress and murmur
the cat is asking for more
like the rest of us
Jaques Prevert by Iziz Paris haiku
Jacques Prévert by Izis
​Originally published in Dagda Publishing.​
Virginie Colline lives and writes in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, Prune Juice, The Mainichi, Frostwriting, Prick of the Spindle, Mouse Tales Press, StepAway Magazine, BRICKrhetoric, Seltzer, Overpass Books, Poethead, Silver Birch Press, The Bangalore Review, Creative Thresholds, Storyacious and Yes, Poetry, among others

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Haiku Poems Janet Kuypers


spirits inside you
want to come out and scream their
story to the world

“of his thirst”

of my dead Scotsman,
they spoke of his drinking, but
never of his thirst.


death’s an animal
perched under your bed, waiting for
you to close your eyes


Writhing on the floor,
bruised, she cried, begged for an end.
I had to kill her


when they go extinct
do we study the mistakes
or just study bones


But I have to drink
more. The burning doesn’t last
as long as you do.


Take the final swig.
It burns it’s way down your throat.
It scorches your tongue.


I have to take showers,
scrub skin, rip out organs, to
rid myself of you


Trapped, she felt a chill,
like a goose walked on her grave.
She chokes with his touch.

(bonus line haiku)
“H-bomb explosions”
reach temperatures as hot
as the first second
of the Universe


amazing how much
of your life you can fit in
a single suitcase


I feel nothing but
the intensity you feel.
Your thoughts cut my face.ant”


waves are crashing, and
the moon’s phases are changing
to a rhythmic pant.


a civil war is
raging in me, and I want
a revolution


I need to record
these things to remind myself
that I am alive


they tried to kill me
but I survived. Lucky me.
But, what have I won

“John’s Mind”

human beings are
the only creatures with thought.
that’s why we have gods.


although I hate you
I’ll never let go, so you’ll
have to run faster


I look and see all
that you’ve affected. The world,
this house. The mirror.


you work harder than
men for less pay, so keep up
the good work, ladies


just when you feel hope,
then they take it, quickly. it’s
all in the timing

“Two Not Mute Haikus”
Just sit quietly.
Rapes, beatings, torture and pain.
We can beat you down.
You can’t be quiet.
Try to fight the world’s evils —
Even with just words.


I ain’t got money
and what do you mean to me
when nothing’s for free’


Records? I’m vinyl.
Your needle’s been in my grooves;
through every ridge, pore.


canned condolences
were all I heard when I lost
the love of my life


if we’re cast in stone
I’d watch your form forever,
frozen by your side


fallen to my knees,
I can feel my chest cave in
knowing it’s my time


flowers on the water
broke the oil seeping up from
the submarine grave


this pain in my chest,
pounding, heaving, throbbing, like
it’s trapped, in a cage


like cream in coffee,
evil explodes into a
mushroom cloud and spreads


when putting same clothes
on angels and demons, you
can’t tell them apart


left with you there, I
watched us become blood-
thirsty animals


fog envelopes me
it’s a thick, powerful force
that doesn’t let go


with blurred eyes, hollow
upturned tortoise shells look like
battle casualties


Janet Kuypers 1

Janet Kuypers is a professional performance artist, and is a writer, an art director, webmaster and photographer. She was even the final featured poetry performer of 15 poets with a 10 minute feature at the 2006 Society of Professional Journalism Expo’s Chicago Poetry Showcase. This certified minister is even the reverend.

She sang with the acoustic bands “Mom’s Favorite Vase” and “Weeds and Flowers”, and on occasion she still performs in “the Second Axing”, and does music sampling. Kuypers has over 70 books published and close to 40 audio CD sets released, and is published in books, magazines and on the internet around thousands of times for her writing and art work in her professional career, has been profiled in such magazines as Nation and Discover U, won the award for a Poetry Ambassador and was nominated as Poet of the Year. She has also been highlighted on radio stations, and has also appeared on television for poetry repeatedly.

She turned her writing into performance art on her own and with musical groups, and ran a monthly Podcast of her work for years, as well mixed JK Radio — an Internet radio station — into Scars Internet Radio (radio stations ran 2005-2009, and there are plans to start the radio stations again in 2011). She ran the Chaotic Radio show through and (2006-2007). She has performed spoken word and music across the country – in the spring of 1998 she embarked on a national poetry tour, with featured performances, among other venues, at the Albuquerque Spoken Word Festival during the National Poetry Slam; her bands have had concerts in Chicago and in Alaska; in 2003 she hosted and performed at a weekly poetry and music open mike (called Sing Your Life), and from 2002 through 2005 performed quarterly performance art. Starting in 2010 Janet Kuypers also hosts the weekly Chicago poetry open mic at the Cafe (, where she also runs a weekly poetry podcast.

You can see video links and short poems as tweets at, and all of her book releases and video releases from the Cafe and her performance art shows can be seen at, but to ever learn more about her you can see her publishing organization, Scars Publications, on line at, or you can learn about her at