14 Haiku by Anum Sattar

 
cooking
spoilt apples
to fill a pie
 
 

چوڑیاں
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 –
hidden
in the night
 
 
between the long legs
of a sandhill crane –
a newly hatched colt
 
 
fallen off a kathal tree –
the spiky jackfruit
softens
 
 
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.
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anum.sattar.16
 
Poets & Writers: https://www.pw.org/content/anum_sattar
 
‘Rock Star Poet’ at Radio Free Brooklyn: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/truthtopowershow/episodes/2018-02-06T11_38_07-08_00
 
AWP Directory of Members List: https://www.awpwriter.org/community_calendar/user_view/84258
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author. See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds) and his latest Collected Poems Volume at Next-Arrivals