Carolyn Hall

 

nesting owls —

who would I be

if I had stayed

 

Mariposa #29, Autumn/Winter 2013

 

dogwood blossoms

Mom's ashes

lighter than expected

 

     Frogpond 23.1, Winter 2009

 

the meds

kick in —

daffodils

 

     Mariposa #25, Autumn/Winter 2011

 

how to dress her

for eternity —

blossom rain

 

Heron's Nest XIII:1, March 2011  
2nd Runner-up Heron's Nest Readers' Choice Awards

 

you can forget

how to ride a bike

     autumn leaves

 

     1st Place, 2011 San Francisco International Haiku Contest

 

telephoto lens —

the loon's call

comes into focus

 

     Heron's Nest XIII:4, December 2011

 

military crackdown

a cloud of starlings

shrouds the sun

 

     Frogpond XXXI:1, Winter 2008

 

white wind the eyes of the dead seal missing

 

 

     Roadrunner VIII:1, February 2008

 

Mother's Day

the commotion in the tree

becomes a heron

 

     Mariposa #18, Spring/Summer 2008

 

 

slave cemetery

the tug of the current

on willow fronds

 

Heron's Nest V:6, June 2003    
Editors' Choice Poem of the Year

 

 

so suddenly winter

baby teeth at the bottom

of the button jar

 

Heron's Nest VII:1, March 2005    
Grand Prize, Heron's Nest Reader's Choice Awards

 

indian summer

a maple leaf drawn back

into the eddy

 

     Heron's Nest III:10, December 2001

 

twilight

the poultry truck returns

with empty cages

 

     Heron's Nest V:8, August 2003

 

 

grosbeak's song

I brush on one more 

wall color sample

 

     Honorable Mention, 2003 Drevniok Contest

 

spilt milk

spreading along the grout lines

morning chill

 

     Heron's Nest II:5, May 2000