Margaret Dornaus

 

soapsuds—

mother tells me how

she’d like to die

 

The Heron’s Nest 13:4, December 2011

 

change of seasons

I catch myself talking

to the wind

 

The Heron’s Nest 13:4, December 2011

 

another blush

at the sound of his name

autumn leaves

 

A Hundred Gourds 1:2, March 2012

 

jump cut . . .

the Mediterranean

floods the paper screen

 

from the haibun, “Super-8,” Contemporary Haibun Online 8:1, April 2012

 

first snow

our world leans in

a little closer

 

Frogpond 35:2, Summer 2012

 

cherry blossom . . .

the baby’s hand unfolds

around my finger

 

Sakura Award, 2011 VCBF

 

skywriting all the disappearing words between us

 

 

Second place, 2012 International Kusamakura Haiku Competition

 

heat lightning the way your hand rests on mine

 

 

tinywords 12:1, November 2012

 

end of summer

the young girl’s pockets

brimming with acorns

 

Issa’s Untidy Hut, November 14, 2012

 

 

death watch

the sleeping dog

at her bedside

 

Acorn 30, Spring 2013

 

autumn morning

the smell of fresh rain

in my coffee

 

tinywords 13:3, November 2013

 

cicada noon

another revolution

in the news

 

Acorn, 31, Fall/Winter 2013

 

endless rain . . .

mother’s silver beginning

to tarnish

 

The Heron’s Nest 16:3, September 2013

 

morning after the fog the mountain

 

 

Modern Haiku 44:2, Summer 2013

 

alphabet soup

I practice cradling love

in a stainless spoon

 

Second Place, Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition, 2013