Saturday, 20 July 2019

New York sequence

Times Square
a busker
plays Summertime
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Central Park jogger 
on his phone
doing a deal
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Central Park
she takes her boobs out
for a jog
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Natural History Museum
the past
captured
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New York subway
ghost trains
passing overhead
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42nd St
rough sleepers
waiting for a miracle
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in hushed tones
the priest
hearing Confessions
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heatwave
only the breeze moving 
on 7th Avenue 
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Museum of Sex
so
that’s where it went!

Published (2019) by Failed Haiku Volume 4 Issue 45 page 86
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gracing the table
a Christian couple
hold hands in Starbucks
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45th St
a half eaten pretzel
on the sidewalk
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Liberty Island
freedom takes the shape
of a butterfly
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early morning 
New York goes to work
with a stern face
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Manhattan bookstore
reading
between the lines
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Ellis Island
tourists queuing
to get in
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on the sidewalk
a homeless man
joins the gum dots

Published (2019) by Failed Haiku Volume 4 Issue 45 page 86 
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The Guggenheim
ideas spiral
out of control
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five minutes
until the bookstore opens
time stands still
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correction bus
siren wailing
a euphemism drives past
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New York NY
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Washington DC

slow service
I read the menu
...again
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Arlington Cemetery
a squirrel
digs up the past
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Washington heatwave
emerging
from the Metro
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on my DC map
an ant strolls
up the National Mall
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Washington DC
K
A
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M
A
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Baltimore backstreet
the American dream
some blocks away
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Philadelphia slums
not
living the dream
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K
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R
T
M
A
New York NY

the Big Apple
preparing
for another bite
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I wandered 
lonely
in a crowd
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buttocks quivering
she freewheels past
on the cobblestones
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New York
even the pigeons
got attitude

Published (2019) by Failed Haiku Volume 4 Issue 45 page 86
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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

lilac blossom
sweet scent with just a hint
of wheelie bin

Published (2019) by Creatix Number 46

Published (2019) London Haiku Group Anthology 2019 page 37

Living Haiku Anthology

purple bird shit
midsummer reminder
of cherry blossom

Friday, 12 July 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019

BHS IHC 1 June 2019 Translations of Chiyo-ni haiku


full moon –
keeping it in my eyes
on a distant walk
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bricht moon
aye in ma ee’n
on a lang w’ak

Published (2019) Harmony within diversity (A collection of papers delivered at the International Haiku Conference St Albans, UK 31 May-2 June 2019) page 28

Thursday, 4 July 2019

last flight
of the evening
half price sandwiches

Published (2019) cattails October page 36


Monday, 1 July 2019

Found haiku:

At the skim of evening*
Wild geese fly inland
Then the sound of silence

From 'Geese' Kevin Crossley-Holland (1991) New and Selected Poems 1965-1990 Hutchinson, London page 26

Accepted (2020) Poetrypea

glancing up a blue tit gone