Debbie StrangeDebbie Strange

Born 1955 in Canada
Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Debbie Strange is a maker of poems, music, photographs, and art. She has an affinity for birds and water, and feels most at peace when exploring nature with her husband. Debbie's creative passions are her solace and salvation, connecting her more closely to the world and to herself.
website: http://www.debbiemstrange.blogspot.ca


 

 

stone cairns
a faded cap drifts
downriver

1st Place, 2015 Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest
Frogpond, Volume 38, Number 3, Autumn, 2015

 

in cupped hands
the harvest moon rests
for a moment

1st Place, Bangor Haiku Group, 2015 Annual Autumn Moon Contest

 

rusted bucket
cherry blossoms patch
every hole

2nd Place, International Section, Second International Haiku Contest, “Cherry Blossom”, Bulgarian Haiku Union, April, 2016

 

on the tundra
caging a winter sky
caribou bones

3rd Place, Second Annual “aha” Awards, 2014
cattails, May, 2014

 

rocky ledge
a wolf with the moon
in its mouth

3rd Place, Irish Haiku Society, 7th International Haiku Competition, 2015

 

ice fog
everything familiar
unfamiliar

3rd Place, Shintai Haiku Category, World Haiku Review, January, 2016

 

split chrysalis
all the ways we learn
to become small

Museum of Haiku Literature Award, Blithe Spirit, Volume 25, Number 4, November, 2015
Commentary in Blithe Spirit, Volume 26, Number 1, February, 2016

 

fog weaving
between fence posts
a coyote’s song

Hon. Mention, North Carolina Poetry Society, 2016 Griffin-Farlow Haiku Award
Pinesong ,Volume 52, Awards, 2016

 

the whistle
of a wood duck . . .
her last breath

Hon. Mention, Haiku Canada Betty Drevniok Award, 2015

 

curling leaves
you turn your face up
to the sun

Hon. Mention, Japan Information and Culture Center Autumn 2015 Haiku Contest

 

weathered barn
the silence of cobwebs
in moonlight

Hon. Mention, 2016 European Haiku Prize

 

antelope
the humming of wind
in barbed wire

Hon. Mention, Lyrical Passion Poetry 2015 World Haiku Competition

 

out to pasture
only the wind upon
her bent back

Commendation, The Fourth Haiku Contest, Sharpening the Green Pencil, 2015
The Book of the Contest, Romanian Kukai Group, 2015

 

gone too soon
sakura blossoms
my old friends

Canada Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational, 2015

 

stark branches
the first flowering
of snowflakes

Award of Excellence, World Haiku Association Commemorative Haiga Contest, 2015
World Haiku, Number 12, 2016

 

cloudless sky
a pelican’s pouch
full of light

Editors’ Choices, The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVIII, Number 2, June, 2016

 

on a bridle path
the scent of apple blossoms
in my horse’s mane

Hon. Mention, Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Tokutomi Haiku Contest, 2014

 

fireflies
so many reasons
to shine

Hon. Mention, Shintai Category, World Haiku Review, June, 2016

 

empty nest
on the for sale sign
mourning doves

Selected Haiku, Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum 2015 English Haiku Contest

 

lavender
we pack her clothes
in silence

Selected Haiku, Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum 2016 English Haiku Contest

 

thunderheads
a squabble of crows
in the larch

A Hundred Gourds, Volume 5, Number 1, December, 2015

 

sea otter . . .
the moon opens
on a stone

Acorn, Number 34, Spring, 2015

 

solar flares
a spill of buttercups
in the meadow

Acorn, Number 35, Fall, 2015

 

pussywillows
the swollen bellies
of feral cats

Acorn, Number 32, Spring, 2014

 

morning rain
a string of prayer beads
on each branch

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring, 2016

 

merlot moon
fires burn somewhere
close tonight

Asahi Haikuist Network, November, 2015
Sailing into the Moon, Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2016

 

stone angels
among the ruins
a flash of stars

Asahi Haikuist Network, September, 2016

 

sand dunes
his footprints larger
than last year

Asahi Haikuist Network, May, 2016

 

diurnal tides
the ebb and flow
of grief

Blithe Spirit, Volume 26, Number 1, February, 2016

 

gulls hunched
along the shoreline
more bad news

Blithe Spirit, Volume 26, Number 1, February, 2016

 

meadowlarks
grace notes that follow
me home

Blithe Spirit, Volume 26, Number 2, May, 2016

 

a tree frog
on the old van’s gear shift
endless rain

bottle rockets, Volume 17, Number 2, February, 2016

 

sunrise sunflower heads dangling a charm of finches

Brass Bell, November, 2015

 

duskfall
we trail our fingers
through stars

cattails, May, 2016

 

muddy jeans
the pasture speckled
with crocuses

cattails, May, 2016

 

a slate sky
knows the calligraphy
of trees

cattails, September, 2014

 

sun-dried dress
my hand finds the buzz
in my pocket

Chrysanthemum, Number 19, April, 2016

 

poppy field
the way you rattle me
with your stare

Frameless Sky, Issue 1, December, 2014

 

riding the sway-backed barn setting sun

Frogpond, Volume 37, Number 3, Autumn, 2014

 

frozen sheets . . .
we unpin the shape
of winter

Frogpond, Volume 37, Number 3, Autumn, 2014

 

tall grass prairie
the sound of summer
between our lips

Frogpond, Volume 38, Number 2, Spring/Summer, 2015

 

sea smoke
gulls fading into mountains
into sky

Frozen Butterfly, Number 3, October, 2015

 

dry lightning
her mattress scarred
with cigarette burns

Frozen Butterfly, Number 3, October, 2015

 

garden snail how you carry morning dew on your back

Haigaonline, Volume 15, Issue 2, Autumn, 2014

 

ancient lichen liver-spotted stones these hands

Haiku Canada Review, Volume 9, Number 1, February, 2015

 

ice jams at breakup there is nothing more to say

Haiku Canada Review, Volume 10, Number 1, February, 2016

 

lilac buds
no one notices
the bruises

Haiku Canada Review, Volume 10, Number 1, February, 2016

 

chickadee
the sound of your name
on my tongue

1st publication on DVD in Frameless Sky, Issue 1, December, 2014
2nd publication in the Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, Comparing Tattoos, 2015

 

sun catcher
the flicker’s tail
a yellow fan

Kokako, Number 23, September, 2015

 

snowbound
every garden pot
a ptarmigan

Kokako, Number 25, September, 2016

 

crane silhouettes
i practice the kanji
for my name

Kokako, Number 25, September, 2016

 

the yink and yank
of white-breasted nuthatches
we no longer speak

Modern Haiku, Volume 46, Issue 1, Winter-Spring, 2015

 

autumn sunrise
a beaver’s fur glistens
with aspen dust

Modern Haiku, Volume 46, Issue 1, Winter-Spring, 2015

 

cabbage whites
shreds of the letter
I never sent

Modern Haiku, Volume 46, Issue 3, Autumn, 2015

 

the sound of rain
millions of monarchs
taking wing

paper wasp, Volume 22, Issue 2, Winter, 2016

 

morning chill
the dark field aglow
with pumpkins

paper wasp, Volume 22, Issue 2, Winter, 2016

 

above the marsh
a swarm of gnats spins
dusk into night

paper wasp, Volume 22, Issue 2, Winter, 2016

 

lambing season
swirls of fog become
a wolf pack

Presence, Number 55, June, 2016

 

coastal trail a rainbow appears in the orca’s breath

Presence, Number 55, June, 2016

 

rising wind
a volley of ducks explodes
from the marsh

Presence, Number 55, June, 2016

 

a muskrat
sequins of sun ripple
the marsh

Shamrock Haiku Journal, Number 31, June, 2015

 

evening fog
antlers ghosting through
the coulee

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVII, Number 2, June, 2015

 

 

crab spider
a frost moon dangles
out of reach

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVII, Number 1, March, 2015

 

bobolinks
perched on thistle heads
the rain-streaked sky

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVIII, Number 1, March, 2016

 

blood-veined leaf
on your upturned palm
these life lines

The Zen Space, Autumn Showcase, 2013

 

shape-shifting crow shadows between her hands

The Zen Space, Winter Showcase, 2016

 

a dragon kite
carries the sun
in its mouth

Tinywords, Issue 15.1, February, 2015

 

sugar snow
sifting through evergreens
empty nests, full

Tinywords, Issue 16.1, May, 2016

 

bent grasses
the flattened shadows
of mule deer

Under the Basho, Stand-Alone Hokku, 2016

 

northern lights
melting into the lake
a loon’s quaver

Under the Basho, Stand-Alone Hokku, 2016

 

spangled web
one thing holding
us together

Under the Basho, Modern Haiku, 2016

 

geese unzip the sky
a snowflake trembles
on your eyelashes

VerseWrights, 2013

 

at dock’s end
a yellow ladder
steps in sky

VerseWrights, 2013

 

loon chicks
on mother’s back
the weight of it all

Wild Plum, Volume 2, Number 2, Fall and Winter, 2016

 

night fog
an owl’s call fills
the spaces

Wild Plum, Volume 2, Number 2, Fall and Winter, 2016

 

setting sun
dandelion seedheads
bend the light

Wild Plum, Volume 2, Number 1, Spring and Summer, 2016

 

water lily
the way you close
your hands to pray

World Haiku Association, 122nd Monthly Haiga Contest, July, 2015
A Splash of Water, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2016