Margaret ChulaMargaret Chula

Born 1947 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Living in Portland, Oregon USA
Contact the poet at: http://www.margaretchula.com

 

spring morning
skimming cream off the top
of the milk bottle

Golden Triangle Winner, Washington D.C.

 

sleepless and alone
I search for new friends
on Facebook

Third Prize Winner, HSA Brady Contest, 2015

 

dusk settles
into the rice stubble
a sickle moon

Printed on Itoen tea cans in Japan, 2009

 

winter dusk
my grief released
from the crow's throat

Honorable Mention, Robert Spiess Contest, 2012

 

spring wind
raked stones in the dry garden
flow without moving

Second Prize, Mainichi Haiku Contest, 2004

 

skeins of yarn
the calico kitten
knots and purrs

Frogpond, 2015

 

Easter morning
the bread dough breaths and rises
under its damp cloth

First Prize, Yuki Teikei Contest, 2000

 

how musty
the woolen clothes
white chrysanthemums

The Smell of Rust, Katsura Press, 2003

 

listening
to the Zen master speak
       on and on and on

The Smell of Rust, Katsura Press, 2003

 

mid-summer drought
    chickens
take a dirt bath

The Smell of Rust, Katsura Press, 2003

 

somehow comforting
the call of the mourning dove
through rain

The Smell of Rust, Katsura Press, 2003

 

end of summer
the rust on my scissors
smells of marigolds

The Smell of Rust, Katsura Press, 2003

 

fermented apples—
in a nearby pasture
horses nibble the air

The Smell of Rust, Katsura Press, 2003

 

sudden shower
in the empty park
a swing still swinging

The Smell of Rust, Katsura Press, 2003