Stella Pierides

Born in Athens, Greece
Living in Neusaess, Germany and London, UK
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typos
in the book of the dead—
water lilies

Red Hand Pointing 95, 2016

 

winter wind
the bird house filled
with emptiness

Red Hand Pointing 95, 2016

 

bitter olives . . .
sound of a key turning
in the lock

(from haibun “Pandora’s Box”) Haibun Today vol.9, 4, 2015

 

bicycle thief—
on her blouse
cherry blossom

2015 Haiku Invitational, International Sakura Awards Honorable Mention

 

silent pines
wall cracks filling
with shadows

(from haibun “Shoes”) Whirlwind #6, November 2015

 

 

afterlife
that turn of phrase
in her haiku

Beyond The Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku [Robert Epstein (ed.)] - Middle Island Press, 2015

 

after the funeral
the quiet of one’s
afterlife

Beyond The Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku [Robert Epstein (ed.)] - Middle Island Press, 2015

 

unfurling fronds
my digital legacy
in the cloud

Beyond The Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku [Robert Epstein (ed.)] - Middle Island Press, 2015

 

lilies the meaning of life after death

Beyond The Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku [Robert Epstein (ed.)] - Middle Island Press, 2015

 

river tides where have I been

Tinywords, 28 December 2015

 

honeydew
a blush spreads over the edge
of the precipice

(from “Time”) 3rd Hon. Mention for “Best of Haibun and Tanka Forms” KYSO Flash Anthology 2015.

 

granny’s cushion
pulling the darkness out
pin by pin

In the Garden of Absence - Fruit Dove Press, 2012; discussed in re:Virals, the commentary feature of The Haiku Foundation

 

writer’s block
the school of life
full of lessons

(from haibun diptych “Intertextuality”) Sonic Boom #4, December 2015

 

a frog jumps in—
intertextuality
for beginners

(from haibun diptych “Intertextuality”) Sonic Boom #4, December 2015

 

mala fide—
taking another look
at the moon

Frogpond 38:3, 2015

 

thin clothes
an imperceptible smile
forming

Chrysanthemum 2015, Nr. 18

 

nine circles of hell
positioning
my wickedness

Chrysanthemum 2015, Nr. 18

 

petals or thorns
a scratch on the surface
of infinity

(from haibun “Nothing”) the other bunny August 3, 2015

 

cherry blossom
a bar regular vents
his spleen

Sonic Boom #3, August 2015

 

question time
the where, when, and how
of peonies

Sonic Boom #3, August 2015

 

numerically speaking the soul sucks

Bones – journal for contemporary haiku no. 7, 2015

 

blending spring with daisies you get a billboard

Bones – journal for contemporary haiku no. 7, 2015

 

mother’s day
pushing all the wrong
buttons

Frogpond 2015, 38:2

 

ash wednesday
my thin layer
of platitudes

Frogpond 2015, 38:2

 

wherever you go
the ship follows you . . .
siren song

(from haibun “Wave after Wave”) The other bunny, June 4, 2015

 

cup-shaped blooms
the outpouring of
emotion

Blithe Spirit 25:2, 2015

 

pear blossom
the lifelong practice of
learning to love

(from haibun “Loving”)   KYSO Flash 3, May 2015

 

counting petals
the dull ache of
insincerity

Blithe Spirit 25.2, 2015

 

glowing embers
the running argument
with myself

Tinywords May 14, 2015

 

skull MRI
butterfly eggs readying
to hatch

World Kigo Database, Haiku topics, Theory and Keywords: Rorschach

 

re: falling leaves
he says he still
loves her

Frogpond, 2015, Vol. 38:1

 

walking on ice . . .
my full attention
to the moment

A Hundred Gourds 4:2 March 2015

 

you and I this winter ellipsis

Modern Haiku vol. 46.1 Winter-Spring 2015

 

pinpricks of icy rain . . .
how damp wood spits

Blithe Spirit, 25:1

 

winter sun
piling kindling
for the fire

Hedgerow: journal of small poems #12

 

wild stream
my thoughts
etc.

19th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, Third Prize, Foreign Language Category, November 2014

 

winter wind
feathers and fishbones shift
inside the eyrie

Runner-up in the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 2012

 

swollen river—
another deep
regret

Modern Haiku 45:2 2014

 

plum blossoms
a handbag mirror
on the garden bench

Frogpond 37:2, Summer 2014

 

Nationen im Krieg
die Mathematik des Glaubens

Gendai Haiku Blogpost 1.07.2014 Wartende wir

 

immer Wildrosen in ihren geheimen Tiefen

Gendai Haiku Blogpost 1.07.2014 Wartende wir

 

permission to print my ears

Bones – Journal for Contemporary Haiku issue 4, p. 19, June 15, 2014

 

polar vortex how some babies are made

A Hundred Gourds 3:3, June 2014

 

cloud drift
my thoughts
follow

A Hundred Gourds 3:3, June 2014

 

consolation in each raindrop the sea

Tinywords, 18 April 2014

 

dovecot
knowing the way
home

Presence #49, 2014, p. 29

 

first dawn . . .
slow drip of last year’s
snow

Diogen pro Kultura magazine greeting card, p. 9

 

treading grapes
steps on the hem
of her gown

Writers & Lovers Cafe: Fall 2013 Vol. 1, no. 1

 

across the chirping
of the pine crickets
a splash of red

(from sequence “Autumn Haiku”) Diogen Pro Kultura magazin, December 2013: Third Place (tied)

 

pine crickets
too late
to let go

(from sequence “Autumn Haiku”) Diogen Pro Kultura magazin, December 2013: Third Place (tied)

 

pine crickets
I too hide
in the pine

(from sequence “Autumn Haiku”), Diogen Pro Kultura magazin, December 2013: Third Place (tied)

 

cutting edge with scissors

Bones – Journal for Contemporary Haiku, 15 December 2013

 

I am what I am
a leaf that prays

Bones: Journal for Contemporary Haiku, 15 December 2013

 

heatwave
I see more
of my neighbors

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XV, Number 4: December 2013

 

apricot skies
taste of summer
in the fruit bowl

Blithe Spirit, Vol 23 No. 4, p. 41

 

fireflies
the stars in the embers

In this world the Haiku Society of America Anthology, 2013

 

autumn loneliness
the farmer makes a wife
for his scarecrow

Haiku News, No: 2 Vol. 33

 

another country
the snowflakes taste
of salt

(from haibun) “Parcels”, in Frogpond, 2013, 36:2)

 

pending your answer the moon’s glare

Bones – journal for contemporary haiku, No. 2, 15 June 2013 (p. 8)

 

Plato’s cave each day a new shadow

Bones – journal for contemporary haiku, No. 2, 15 June 2013 (p. 49)

 

environment day—
green leaves turn
to gold
.
(In Environment Day entry), Gabi Greve’s World Kigo Database.

 

red stains erasable signs of grief

The Zen Space, Autumn 2013 showcase haiga

 

harvest moon
so many shoppers
looking for bargains . . .

Dottie Dot award (one of three), Haiku Bandit Society, September 2013

 

poems in waiting
the years I lost for fear
of chrysanthemums

Issa’s Untidy Hut, 9 May 2013

 

screeching tyres
the red camellias
in her front garden

Blithe Spirit, vol 23:2 2013

 

poacher’s moon
a crocus knows how
to wait

Haiku News Vol. 2 No. 20 2013

 

spring tides
the doctor keeps wiping
his nose

A Hundred Gourds 2:3 June 2013

 

hot day—
on the train only the dog
meets my eye

Moongarlic E-zine, issue 0, May 2013, p. 15

 

storks’ nest
the chimney sweep
holds his breath

Kernelsonline, Premier edition, Spring 2013

 

young again
this old seed-head approaches
a new year

(from haibun) “The Price of Youth”, CHO April 2013, vol 9, no 1

 

autumn river
I count the moonbeams
on his hair

BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

train whistle in the distance deer tracks

BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

city in winter—
loneliness sweeps through
the terraces

BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

rumours—
rush of water
over stone

BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

grilled fish—
reducing the moon’s glare

BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

chicken broth
the slow unravelling
of time

NFTG, January 2013; BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

lavender moon the weight of a butterfly


BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

first haiku
soothing fragrance
of green tea

BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

at the back of my retina Plato’s cave

Notes From The Gean, April 2013

 

glass slipper
yet my frog poem
finds no prince

Notes From The Gean, April 2013

 

the Earth revolves
round its axis—
rhododendrons again
.
(from haibun) “Seasons” CHO, 9:1, 2013

 

raining stars
how the begging tin
sounds

Presence #47, December 2012

 

on home turf—
feeding watermelon seeds
to the hens
.
(from a haiga)  A Baker’s Dozen, issue 4, 15 December 2012

 

transit of Venus
the mole
on her upper lip

A Hundred Gourds, 1:4, September 2012

 

short-lived
shine of a melon seed
your words

A Hundred Gourds, 1:4, September 2012

 

old wall
ants in and out
of the cavities

Shamrock 23, September 2012

 

tasting metal
the cup fills with news
of war

Haiku News, Vol. 1, No. 30

 

fish kites
the quiet certitude

of old love

Hon. Mention, 15th Mainichi Haiku Contest

 

roaring traffic
a street kid combs her hair
for school

With Cherries on Top [M.D. Welch (ed.)] Press Here 2012

 

whistling through a blade of grass poems I might write

With Cherries on Top [M.D. Welch (ed.)] Press Here 2012

 

a thousand times on the lips watermelon

With Cherries on Top [M.D. Welch (ed.)] Press Here 2012

 

just because
the sky is navigable—
thistledown

Tinywords, 20 December 2011

 

slow stream
a heron stretches his beak
towards the sky

A Hundred Gourds, 1:1, 2011

 

soft rain
how benevolence
works

A Hundred Gourds, 1:1, 2011

 

Grey skies
now the circus too
may cancel

Asahi Hakuist Network, August 19, 2011

 

Black seeds
the sweetness of
ripe watermelon

Asahi Hakuist Network, August 19, 2011

spring snow . . .
anything for a singing
insect

Presence 48, June 2013

 

winding road to nowhere rituals

Blithe Spirit 23:2, 2013

 

 

 

warm days wrapped up in a word too many

Modern Haiku 44.2, 2013

 

 

 

spit polishing
her scuffed shoes –
war child

Haiku News, Vol. 2 No. 17

 

poems in waiting
the years I lost for fear
of chrysanthemums

Issa’s Untidy Hut, 9 May 2013

 

rumours –
rush of water
over stone

BluePrintReview, issue 30, in/stance(s), April 2013

 

chicken broth
the slow unravelling
of time

 NFTG, January 2013

 

forget-me-nots
last year’s
haiku

Frogpond, 35:3, Autumn 2012

 

a fig is not a fig without your mouth

Bones: Journal for Contemporary Haiku  No 1, 15 December 2012

 

 

 

at the bottom of the sea the bottom of the sea

Presence #47, December 2012

 

 

 

shooting star –
a baby slithers out
of the womb

A Blackbird Sings: a small stone anthology

 

Pleiades —
a hunter lowers
his gun

Chrysanthemum 12, 2012

 

saltmarsh —
ribbons of terns
enter the photo

Chrysanthemum 12, 2012