Sondra J. Byrnes

Sondra J. Byrnes

Living in Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA

Her poetry has been published in Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Ribbons, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Moongarlic, among others. Byrnes, together with Charles Trumbull, started the Santa Fe Haiku Study Group in February 2015.  She was elected Secretary of the Haiku Society of America in 2015 and serves on the Planning Committee for Haiku North America 2017 in Santa Fe.  Byrnes is a retired law and business professor from the University of Notre Dame; she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Along with short form poetry, Byrnes is interested in ikebana and chanoyu.  

 

stepping stones
through the moss—
becoming smaller

zen space summer 2013 showcase

 

tender leaves
just opened--
his timid pass

Modern Haiku issue 44:3 summer 2013

 

falling star--
from a long line
of if onlys

the zen space (Autumn 2013 Showcase)

 

his cracker crumbs—
when did i start
to notice?

Prune Juice November 2013

 

fallen leaves—
we shift from being us
to you and me

cattails December 2013

 

brand management--

the holes in her

timeline

 

cattails December 2013

 

the sisters braid

each other's stories--

strawberry fields

 

The Heron’s Nest (March 2014)

 

snowbound—

a narrow road

inward

 

A Hundred Gourds 3:2 (March 2014)

 

snow moon—

each wave tucks

itself in

 

Acorn (Spring 2014)

 

on eggshells--

choosing the right

recycle bin

 

cattails (may 2014)

 

winter stormwatch

six to nine inches more

of meditation

 

cattails (may 2014)

 

crowded tokyo subway

the murmuration of souls

 

 

moongarlic 2 (May 2014)

 

 

sakura—

between letting go

and alighting

 

kernelsonline editor’s choice Spring 2013

 

polished smooth

by poetry—

the rough moon

 

Notes from the Gean June 2013

 

zazen—

my knees

won’t stop talking

 

tiny words September 30, 2013

 

that pizza pan—

every cut

you or me

 

South by Southeast Summer 2013

 

her blind date—

not enough spice

in the ratatouille

 

zen space summer 2013

 

weeds fill the cracks

in the sidewalk—

his lying ways

 

Modern Haiku Summer 2013

 

thunder—

i accept

every blow

 

A Hundred Gourds December 2013

 

harvest moon—

even if that was all

there was

 

European Kukai Autumn 2013 first place

 

california poppies—

the faint scent

of asphalt

 

zen space autumn 2013

 

eating alone—

can they see

my hunger?

 

Prune Juice November 2013

 

the rain

suddenly quiet--

first snow

 

cattails December 2013

 

thanksgiving dinner—

the family eats

itself

 

cattails December 2013

 

a wrong answer

in the third grade—

lingering clouds

 

frogpond Winter 2014

 

 

winter solstice—

i chip the darkness

off my toast

 

 

Shiki International Kukai Winter 2013 first place