Beverly Acuff Momoi

Living in Mountain View, California, U.S.A.


the coast
drowning in blue
arroyo lupine

A Hundred Gourds, 4:4, Sept 2015


drought continuing
the hard work of dying
giant sequoia

Presence, #54


turning leaves autumn light

Acorn, Summer 2016


winter crossing
he wants to live

Haiku Canada, Winter/Spring 2016


in the month of no gods even the moon goes missing

A Hundred Gourds, 5:2, March 2016


old snow
the soy sauce stain
that stays

A Hundred Gourds, 5:2, March 2016


in the red fox's ear

Heron's Nest, Dec 2015


ghost note the bass line in the backstory

A Hundred Gourds, 5:1, Dec 2015


another social construct on shaky ground

tinywords, 15.2, Sept 2015


spring light tadpoles growing into their tails

tinywords, 15.2, Sept 2015


modernist spring
Alice B. Toklas is moving
the brown cow

Blithe Spirit, Vol 25:3


turning leaves
an old friend forgets
where I live

Frogpond, 38:2, Spring-Summer 2015


physical therapy
learning to make
a fist

HPNC Two Autumns chapbook, August 2015


my father left me
this dark thirst
wishbone moon

HPNC Two Autumns chapbook, August 2015


the fortune teller
misreads the tea leaves
hail in August

A Hundred Gourds, 4:3, June 2015


scorching heat
the unexpected coolness
of my friend's reply

Modern Haiku,  42.1, Winter-Spring 2011


summer fog
all along the coast
new kigo

 A Hundred Gourds, 1:1, December 2011


late apricots
the promises we make
just out of reach

Acorn, Fall 2011


all my secrets safe from the lake the bitterns' call
Modern Haiku, 43.1, Winter-Spring 2012


sudden winter
the press of cold metal
against the paper gown

Heron's Nest, March 2012


always making
something out of nothing
the brilliance of crows

Heron's Nest, March 2012


year of the dragon learning to fold my wings inward

Acorn, April 2012


star-filled sky
both of us wishing
for something more

A Hundred Gourds, 1:3, June 2012


wild chin hair
autumn chill

A Hundred Gourds, 1:4, September 2012


winter doldrums
watching dust bunnies

A Hundred Gourds, 1:4, September 2012


black ice
not seeing your anger
for what it is

Modern Haiku, 43.3, Fall 2012



winter lights softening folds of her crows' feet

Frogpond, 35.3, Fall 2012


my life
just a blip on the radar
autumn typhoon

Modern Haiku, 44.1, Winter Spring 2013


counting lizards
while making my own breeze
summer solstice

 A Hundred Gourds, 2:2, March 2013


your fifth message
too much too soon
wild aster 

Mariposa, 29, Autumn-Winter 2013