A few I penned myself:
Woodlot at dawn.
As the chainsaw starts up,
the whip-poor-will stops.
Nesting on the gravel roof,
Skunk on the roadside,
please have the good sense
not to cross now.
Old garage --
on the moss-covered roof,
a maple seedling.
pushing mountains of garbage.
Flight over the forest,
a checkerboard below,
returning to the arctic,
rests atop a skyscraper. *
In that ugly ditch
over by the railway tracks,
nine kinds of wildflowers.
* Honourable Mention in Itoen-Shin (Green Tea) Haiku Contest.
||Publisher, Editor, Poems Included
||Silenced Spring: Haiku Canada Member's Anthology
||Haiku Canada, Brian Birch, The orange monarch/on wings of paper/Off to Mexico
||15th Anniversary Haiku Canada Holographic Anthology
||Haiku Canada, Marco Fraticelli, A single acacia/sheltered in the arms of a dune/faces extinction
||Jiyu-Katari (Free-Talking) - compilation of 7th Ito En "Oh-I, Ocha!" New Haiku Contest
||Ito En (Green Tea), gyrfalcon/returning to the arctic/rests atop a skyscraper (Courage Award)
||20th Anniversary Haiku Canada Holographic Anthology
||Haiku Canada, Woodlot at dawn/As the chainsaw starts up/the whip-poor-will stops
||dry waterfall - Kado Spring Anthology
||Kado Ottawa, Terry Ann Carter, Through bare limbs/large snowflakes falling./Silence.
||Scent of Seaweed - Kado Spring Anthology
||Kado Ottawa, Grant Savage, stubble fields/flooded by melt water/and northbound geese
||Past the Stars - Kado Spring Anthology
||Kado Ottawa; Terry Ann Carter, Claudia Radmore & Grant Savage; first warm day/overwintering butterfly/alights on a snow patch
||Invisible Tea (for Marianne Bluger) - Kado Ottawa
||Kado Ottawa (Bondi Studios), Terry Ann Carter, Claudia Radmore & Grant Savage, Stubble fields/flooded by melt water/and northbound geese
||Fire Pearls: Short Masterpieces of the Human Heart
||Seamark, M. Kei, First day back/after the funeral/reaching for the phone to call home/as I have each lunchtime/for fifteen years
||30th Anniversary Haiku Canada Holographic Anthology
||Haiku Canada, Silent white owl/blinks as the first flake/hits his beak
||Canadian Listers’ Corner
||Rolling Clouds Editions, Larry Neily, Silent white owl/blinks as the first flake/hits his beak & Bulldozer/pushing mountains of garbage/Swirling gulls & Gyrfalcon/returning to the arctic/rests atop a skyscraper
||? - Kado 2007 Spring Anthology
||Kado Ottawa (Bondi Studios), ?, already blooming/as winter melts away from them/snowdrops
||From Lime Trees to Eucalupts: Botanical Tanka
||Atlas Poetica, Angela Leuck, reading on a tombstone/about an ancestor/crossing with the pilgrims—/at my feet among olive-tinted leaves/scented mayflowers
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia - Epigaea repens - The Mayflower or Trailing Arbutus is the provincial flower of Nova Scotia|
||Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume Four
||Keibooks, M. Kei, reading on a tombstone/about an ancestor/crossing with the pilgrims—/at my feet among olive-tinted leaves/scented mayflowers