Carmen Sterba

 

forgotten words –

we brush eraser bits 

off the table

 

“No Longer Strangers” Haiku Northwest 25th Anniversary Anthology 2014

 

space needle


the news helicopter’s 

sun flash

 

The Haiku Foundation, Per Diem, May 2012

 

sunlit ground fog


my ribcage rises and falls

 

Whirligig, April 2011

 

spring wind


a cosplay girl 

adjusts her wings

 

Whirligig, April 2011

 

Perseid shower – 

tiny green apples 

dot the lawn

 

The Heron’s Next, XIII:1 2011

 

lapping shore water – 

the things we take


for granted

 

Haiku Museum of Literature Award, Frogpond 33:1 2010

 

meteor shower 

we stay


for the credits

 

haijinx, Vol. III:1 2010

 

foam flowers


the pull of sand under 

my inner child

 

The Heron’s Nest, IX:4 2007

 

rearview mirror


dark clouds gathering 

into a twister

 

The Heron’s Nest, VII:6 2005

 

one mallard


drifts on the satin lake 

my mind smooths out

 

The Heron’s Nest VI:3 2004

 

the Quakers’ silence


spills out a wide-open door 

– autumn woods

 

Modern Haiku 35:1 2004

 

single living


I allow the teakettle 

a full whistle

 

A New Resonance 4: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, 2005, Red Moon Anthology, 2005,
Honorable Mention, 2004 Valentine Awards, The Heron’s Nest III:3

 

Passover Week


a mother’s gaze lingers 

on her first born son

 

Haiku Harvest, winter 2003, sunlit jar, 2002

 

dappled shade


the three-legged cat swipes

at the lizard’s tail

 

Year 2002 Anthology, Nevada Country Poetry Series, CA sunlit jar, 2002, Presence #14

 

sunlit jar


the beekeeper’s gift 

on the doorstep

 

sunlit jar, 2002, The Heron’s Nest III:6 2001