Roberta Beary Reads A Selection Of Her Haiku


airport lounge a bartender mutes the dead

Noon issue 6, 2008

in the teapot's crescendo north wind

14th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest  3rd Prize (2009)

red candle i enter your narrative

The Haiku Foundation's Facebook Haiku Contest  2010, winner

jasmine scent of the other woman is me

Modern Haiku 44:1 (2013)

needle juniper my dna on your pocket comb

Modern Haiku 43:3, 2012

lilies light
the light

12th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest 2nd Prize (2007)

autumn moon
her brain a tangle
of white string

1st prize, Polish International  Haiku Contest (2012)

deep summer
on the battlefield
cars for sale

Ito En (North America) New Haiku 2011 HM

my son and i                     
counting fireflies
counting stars

1st Place, Penumbra Haiku Contest 1999

the roses shift
into shadow

10th Kusamakura International Haiku Contest  Grand Prize (2005)

halloween twilight
again this year my son waits
alone by the door

1st Prize, Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest 2006

not hearing it
till the cat stirs

National League of American Pen Women International Poetry Contest 1997 Honorable Mention

all day long
i feel its weight
the unworn necklace

Pocket Change (Red Moon Press, 2000)

strawberry picking-
i stumble
over my past

The Heron's Nest Vol. 10, No. 1 March 2008

wish tree
"peace" hangs
by a thread

41st A-Bomb Memorial Haiku 2007;Kyoto Museum for World Peace Award