Jim Kacian

Born 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Living in Winchester, Virginia, USA
http://www.redmoonpress.com
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new to the group –
sitting in back with
the artificial plants

prune juice 1 - Winter 2009

 

dimming the glow of minnows my shadow

GDS, 2010

 

aurora a long night of poems

GDS, 2010

 

Holy Week –
the votive gives up
smoke

2nd Prize—Odzaci Contest, 2003

 

nothing to buy summer

 

a cloud
bigger than the sky –
spring longing

2nd Prize—Kusamakura International Haiku Contest, 2003 (Arima's First Choice)

 

dusklight I am of two minds

Whitelotus, 2007

 

shifting clouds –
a school of minnows
becomes one shine

South by Southeast 10:1

 

pleasantly drunk fireflies come out of the moon

1st Honorable Mention—Kaji Aso Haiku Contest, 2006

 

just past mauve –
paddling hard
for a dark shore

1st Prize—Ukia Haiku Contest, 2007

 

the gray of the stone church the same as the graves morning rain

South by Southeast 10:1

 

gathering balls
in the last light –
end of summer

The Baseball Haiku Anthology

 

midsummer heat
a dragonfly dips her mate
into the pond

Lily Pond Anthology

 

down the mountain –
the bumpy flight
of the falcon’s shadow

Border Lands

 

old map
the whole country
one color

Cranach City Anthology; Border Lands

 

first frost
the hard set
of her mouth

Commended New Zealand Poetry Society Haiku Contest, 2006

 

air bubbles
in lake ice
the shortest day

Honorable Mention—Robert Frost Haiku Contest 2006; HSA Members' Anthology, 2006

 

winterlight
a scraped knuckle
barely bleeds

Honorable Mention—Basho Contest, 2003

 

bread soaks up
the last of the soup—
farewell meal

World Saijiki 2003  Shimizu Haiga Border Lands

 

how it slides
off the tongue
“paralysis”

Mariposa 7

 

snow falling
all the directions
of the air

First Prize—Winter Moon Awards
Semi-Finals—Ito En Contest, 2014

 

rain on snow
how it absorbs
me

Boston Prize—Kaji Aso, 2005

 

thumbprint left
in the candle wax—
August heat

Haiku: Poetry Ancient & Modern

 

sundown trolling the whole way in

Notes from the Gean 1:1

 

equinox
a spatter of rain starts up
and stops

Mariposa 9

 

driving behind
the garbage truck
summer deepens

Kernels Online 1:1

 

televised war—
how slowly light comes
around the world

Simply Haiku 2; A-Bomb Memorial 37 Selection Haiku Reality Website

 

summer dusk
a tinge of red
in the tomatoes

Haiku Reality Website; LA (Irish newspaper ed. Gabriel Rosenstock), 2004

 

the rain the same as the summer air twilight

Terebess Asia Online

 

Easter break—
returning to the place
where salmon return

1st Prize Hawaii Education Association Contest, 2006

 

nightingale sings his throat open

Notes from the Gean 1:1

 

city morning
a crane lifts its shadow
up the wall

Simply Haiku Vol. 1 No. 2, 2003

 

i hope i’m right where the river ice ends

 Frogpond 35:2

 

 

 

the large gone and in its place empty

Roadrunner 13.1

 

 

it won’t end
and it won’t get better—
crow’s caw

 

almost too dark to see bats

 

 

 

catch and release
a little shine left
on my fingers

the heron's nest XIV:1

 

her words inventing another piece of my mind

roadrunner 11:2

 

 

no nillies without willies the wild tornado night

 

 

 

older than god
the cave mouth
to hell

roadrunner 11:1

 

the earth mother and always some question who’s the father

Haiku North America Anthology 2011

 

 

out of place just in time

palimpsest - Red Moon Press, 2011

 

a maw with feathers spring

 

 

 

somewhere becoming rain becoming somewhere

 

 

 

night rumblings
heavy freight being moved
in the dark

 

 

no there there dark matter

 

 

waiting for the now thunder when the time comes