Marilyn Ashbaugh

Born 1954, South Bend, Indiana, USA
Current residences: Edwardsburg, Michigan, USA; Gulfstream, Florida, USA
Marilyn Ashbaugh is a poet, organic master gardener, and nature photographer. She makes her summer home in a small village near the shores of Lake Michigan, USA.


four petals unwind
releasing a pink path stream
flowering dogwood

Third Prize, Yuki Teikei Contest, 2016

frost flower
how vulnerable I feel
when asked to explain

Modern Haiku 48.2, Summer 2017

picking apples
the expectations
I can’t reach

Modern Haiku 48.1, Winter-Spring 2017

a soft silence
walks me home

Blithe Spirit, 27.1 February, 2017

forest fire
ash settles
in a shoe

Presence 59, November 2017

fall colors
we take our differences
on a long walk

hanami dango, Yuki Teikei Membership Anthology, 2017

orchard at dusk
she inspects the branches
for baby bumps

cherry blossom light, Yuki Teikei Membership Anthology, 2016