Margaret Dornaus

Margaret Dornaus



mother tells me how

she’d like to die


The Heron’s Nest 13:4, December 2011


change of seasons

I catch myself talking

to the wind


The Heron’s Nest 13:4, December 2011


another blush

at the sound of his name

autumn leaves


A Hundred Gourds 1:2, March 2012


jump cut . . .

the Mediterranean

floods the paper screen


from the haibun, “Super-8,” Contemporary Haibun Online 8:1, April 2012


first snow

our world leans in

a little closer


Frogpond 35:2, Summer 2012


cherry blossom . . .

the baby’s hand unfolds

around my finger


Sakura Award, 2011 VCBF


skywriting all the disappearing words between us



Second place, 2012 International Kusamakura Haiku Competition


heat lightning the way your hand rests on mine



tinywords 12:1, November 2012


end of summer

the young girl’s pockets

brimming with acorns


Issa’s Untidy Hut, November 14, 2012



death watch

the sleeping dog

at her bedside


Acorn 30, Spring 2013


autumn morning

the smell of fresh rain

in my coffee


tinywords 13:3, November 2013


cicada noon

another revolution

in the news


Acorn, 31, Fall/Winter 2013


endless rain . . .

mother’s silver beginning

to tarnish


The Heron’s Nest 16:3, September 2013


morning after the fog the mountain



Modern Haiku 44:2, Summer 2013


alphabet soup

I practice cradling love

in a stainless spoon


Second Place, Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition, 2013