Nancy Nitrio


 

 

old cellar –
potato eyes
follow me everywhere

bottle rockets, Issue #23, August 2010

 

scarecrow lost in the corn maze

bottle rockets, Issue #36, February 2017

 

old pine rocker –
a generation
of sleeping babies

bottle rockets, Issue#37, August 2017

 

misunderstanding –
the silence between us
grows louder

Wild Plum, Fall/Winter 2017

 

daybreak –
the baby robin’s
tiny beak

Cattails, September 2014

 

the song
of the loon …
summer rain

Cattails, September 2017

 

wispy clouds—
the thin
winter moon

Paper Wasp, Volume 16, Number 4, Spring 2010

 

distant mountains—
highest peak
floating on clouds

Paper Wasp, Volume 17 number 2, Autumn 2011

 

walking the path
of the ancestors …
deer tracts

A Hundred Gourds, Volume 4.2, March 2015

 

floating in a cloud
of cherry blossoms—
pink balloons

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, Haiku 2011—2012

 

secret garden—
the whisper
of butterfly wings

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, Haiku 2012—2013

 

spring cleaning—
scattering old feathers
from the nest

World Haiku Review, Neo-Classical Honorable Mention, Spring 2013

 

a splash of color
at sunrise—
deep well

Asahi Haikuist Network, May 16, 2014

 

nature walk—
the blue heron’s
silent watch

Cattails, September 2014

 

bending flowers—
honeybees heavy
with nectar

Cattails, May 2015

 

quiet valley—
the thunder
of horse’s hooves

Wild Plum, Spring/Summer 2015

 

cherry blossoms
fluttering in the breeze …
hummingbird wings

Chrysanthemum, Number 17, April 2015

 

first snow melt—
purple crocus surrounding
her headstone

Shiki Monthly Kukai, Third Place, February 2015

 

after the war
the cherry tree …
still blooms

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2017, Honorable Mention


empty wheelchair—

the twisted limbs
of the oak tree

bottle rockets, Issue #33, August 2015












 

running
with his mother—
the unborn foal

Diogen Pro Culture Magazine December 19, 2012

 

abandoned cemetery—
the rustling
of mourning dove wings

World Haiku Review Vanguard Haiku, Zatsuei (Haiku of Merit) Winter 2012

 

distant thunder—
the low growl
of the cat

Wisteria Issue #12 2009

 

turning over
a new leaf—
spring breeze

The Mainichi Daily News June 22, 2010

 

the weight
of a peony …
summer rain

Shamrock #16 2010

 

midafternoon—
the silence
of August heat

Paper Wasp Volume 17 #2 Autumn 2011

 

gathering firewood—
lightning splits
the ancient oak

Paper Wasp Volume 16 #4 Spring 2010

 

the sweet aroma
of simmering wine …
plum blossoms

Modern Haiku Issue 44.3 Autumn 2013

 

 

dark clouds—
the white underbellies
of geese

Mariposa Issue #28 Spring/Fall 2013

 

approaching storm—
the silver flash
of turning pigeons

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine 2011-2012

 

a drift of leaves
covering his headstone—
deep autumn

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine 2009-2010

 

 

rippled lake—
the soft landing
of a loon

Cattails May 2014

 

failed marriage—
the moon hidden
behind clouds

Cattails May 2014

 

meditation class—
incense clouding
my mind

Bear Creek Haiku #104 January 2012

 

butterfly nets—
children chasing
cherry blossoms

Asahi Haikuist Network April 4, 2014

 

cat adoptions—

a paw through the cage 

pulls me in                               

Mariposa #19, Fall/Winter 2008

 

 

fading sunlight

a flock of crows

darkens the sky                       

In the Clear Dawn Sky Haiku Canada Anthology 2009

 

waiting for dawn—

a field of sunflowers

facing east                              

A Hundred Gourds 1.1 December 2011

 

winter solstice—

falling leaves

turning to snow                    

A Hundred Gourds 2.1 December 2012

 

autumn’s end—

the old dog running

in his dreams                       

Bear Creek Haiku #95 September 2010

 

whirlwind—

the spider spins

in her web                         

bottle rockets #19 August 2008

 

evening heat—

our argument

tries to cool off               

bottle rockets #19 August 2008

 

soft morning breeze—

the faint tinkling

of wind chimes                

bottle rockets #23 August 2010

 

under a blanket

of cherry blossoms …

her headstone             

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 Sakura Award

 

date book—

a whole year

of empty pages                 

bottle rockets #27 August 2012

 

churning up mud

from the melting snow—

white stallion                      

Diogen Pro Culture Magazine October 10, 2012

 

shivering under

her winter coat …

the old mare                     

Diogen Pro Culture Magazine December 3, 2012

 

hydrangeas

nodding off  …

afternoon heat               

 

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine 2010

 

lazy afternoon –

the hawk

drifting in circles             

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine 2010

 

Mother’s Day

small fistful

of dandelion flowers

 

Shiki Monthly Kukai, May 2007

 

rustling leaves

the scent of gardenia

on my cat’s fur

 

The Heron’s Nest, IX.3 September 2007
Haiku Canada Anthology The Touch of a Moth, 2012

 

gardenias …

a summer dance

so long ago                     

 

Shiki Monthly Kukai, March 2008 First Prize

 

paper parasol …

a soft rain

of cherry blossoms

 

Shiki Monthly Kukai, May 2009 Second Place
Seed Packets, bottle rockets Anthology 2010

 

house for sale—

only the dandelions

show any interest

 

Mariposa, 18, Spring/Summer 2008

 

evening walk

becoming lost

in a haiku

 

bottle rockets, XI.1.22, February 2010

 

spring morning—

brushing the sunlight

into my cat’s fur

 

Wisteria 10, July 2008
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar, Runner Up 2009

 

fog rolling in—

driving mom back

to the nursing home  

 

Modern Haiku,41.2 Summer 2010

 

winter night—

the taste of snow

on his lips

 

White Lotus 8, Spring/Summer 2009

 

in the fold

of my kimono—

a dried cherry blossom  

 

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 20l0, Honorable Mention
Never Ending Story, Butterfly Dreams, January 16, 2013

 

winter night—

my breath

clouds the moon       

 

bottle rockets # 24, February 2011
Diogen pro culture magazine, Third Prize Winter Haiku 2012

 

nightfall …

brushing the daylight

from my hair                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acorn # 21, Fall 2008

 

wildflowers …

the wind scattering

her ashes                        

 

The Temple Bell Stops Anthology, 2012

 

drought season—

only wind

rushing downstream     

 

Mariposa #21, Fall/Winter 2009
Horse’s Hooves Haiku Canada Anthology 2013 

 

flight plan –

a mother hawk calls

to her fledging             

 

A Hundred Gourds, 1:1 December 2011