Rita Odeh

winter twilight –
another wave explodes
in the gull's voice

Notes from the Gean, April 2013 

 

turquoise sky –
the sunflower turns
towards dawn

The 107th WHA Haiga Contest , March 2013 

 

bedroom mirror –
the coldness of that dangling
single breast

Third prize, Sharpening the Green Pencil, April 2013 

 

distant gunfire –
ivy leaves creep along
the old ruins

Daily Haiga, April 2013  
World Haiku Anthology: A Vast Sky, 2013

 

the parallel lines
of the railroad tracks-
missing you

LYNX, xxv111:2, June 2012 

 

wailing wall –
the priest leans against
his own shadow

Notes from the Gean 17, March 2013  
World Haiku Anthology: A Vast Sky, 2013 

 

cricket song . . .
the full moon with
a gray halo

 

 

 

behind the door,

another door . . .

winter solitude


Multiverses1.1-Haiku , 2013 

 

cloudy morning –

a kite flies higher

than its string


Daily Haiku(May 12,2008)
tinywords(2007-04-13)

 

distant gunfire –

the flying geese

get louder


Haiku News,Vol. 2 No. 8,18 Februray 2013 

 

a fly

in the spider’s web –

refugee tent


Haiku News,Vol. 2 No. 5 ,January 28th, 2013 

 

being at one

with my mirror reflection . . .

50th birthday


Honorable Mention, 16th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2012) 

 

peace talk –
 
the third crow

of a rooster
 
 
Daily Haiku(August 04, 2008)
 Haiku News, Vol. 1 No. 41(October 22nd, 2012) 

 

checkpoint at dawn –

workers and sparrows

lined up in the terminal


The Heron’s Nest, Volume XIV, Number 3 ( September, 2012) 

 

back to sleep,

dreaming of the same

small grape


Simply Haiku 10:1, Summer 2012 

 

dispersing fog –

a tiny tongue rings

the old bell


Simply Haiku 10:1, Summer 2012 

 

a butterfly

becomes the tree's

handkerchief


Simply Haiku 10:1, Summer 2012 

 

digging holes
in the sand, the crab
and i


Simply Haiku 10:1, Summer 2012 

 

spring breeze –

a torn kite flows

with the river


Notes from the Gean 4:1, June 2012 

 

harbor breeze –

a white handkerchief

floats in the air


Paper Wasp 18, (2) 2012 

 

cloudy morning –

a kite flies higher
 
than its string

 


Daily Haiku(May 12,2008)
tinywords, April 13, 2007
The Haiku Society of America,2012 Members’ Anthology  

 

waning moon –

on her mourning dress,

a white pacifier


Daily Haiku(August 05, 2008)

 

cherry blossoms . . .
a child asks
if they are real

Sakura Award Winner, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2008)

 

crowded park –

a couple hugs

in my shadow


Daily Haiku(August 08, 2008)

 

refugee camp –

sculpting the tree trunk

into a cross


Simply Haiku(Summer 2007, vol 5 no 2)

 

borders –

sparrows fly above

the rusty barbwire



Simply Haiku(Summer 2007, vol 5 no 2)

 

Camp –

she asks her father

"What is a refugee?"


Daily Haiku(June 23,2008)

 

autumn morning –

strutting behind his shadow

the old turkey



 First Place, Shiki Monthly Kukai Kigo Section (November 2007) 

 

that full moon –
a coin falls into
the beggar's palm

Daily Haiku (May 15,2008) 

 

winter solitude –
only a sparrow
to share my meal

tinywords (2007-02-16) 

 

after a
long night . . .
the morning glory

Daily Haiku (September 15, 2008)

 

by the river . . .
my rough dream drifts
towards the sea

Daily Haiku (May 14,2008) 

 

a rainy night –
even without sandals
the clouds jog

World Kigo Database, 2006

 

sparrows . . .
behind the hill singing
of lost identity 

 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet-

the seat next to me

remains vacant


Daily Haiku(August 03, 2008) 

 

autumn storm –

the old pine inclines

towards dawn


Kernels, first issue ,Spring 2013 

 

an ant eater digs

his tongue into a bunker . . .

war attack


Kernels, first issue ,Spring 2013 

 

deepening dusk –

he keeps counting

the tents


Haiku News,Vol. 2 No. 16, May 6th, 2013 

 

high noon –

chasing a butterfly

among ruins


Notes from the Gean monthly haiku journal, May 2013

 

river hut –

birdsongs rise from

the willow


Asahi, May 3,2013

 

checkpoint at dawn –

the field of sunflowers

facing darkness


Notes from the Gean monthly haiku journal, July 2013

 

swept along

to the elephant's shadow . . .

willow leaves


Third Place, May 2013, International Kukai No.14 

 

homeless . . .

a bee drifts asleep

on a poppy 


A Hundred Gourds 2:3 June 2013  

 

divorce hearing –

nothing on the surface

but a duck's butt 


A Hundred Gourds 2:3 June 2013  

 

distant sun –

falling into a wren’s

fading song


Daily Haiga,4 June 2013 

 

dawn stillness . . .

a bluebird reappears near

the ancient walls


7th place, April 2013, International Kukai

 

distant explosion –

the quick click of her

knitting needles


Fifth Place,January 2011,Shiki Kukai 

 

fallen petals . . .

drops of wetness gleam

on the stalk



First Place, Caribbean Kigo Kukai, CKK #43, June 2013

 

moonless sky –

military raincoats hung

on a bamboo fence


First Place, Caribbean Kigo Kukai: CKK #44,July 2013 

 

homeless child –

painting a cherry tree

on the bomber


Honorable Mention, Sakura Awards 2013 

 

war talk –

the two roosters eye

each other


First Place, Shiki Monthly Kukai Kigo Section (July 2012)