Winter 2022 Showcase

Are you wondering where a year went? We have woken up in a world of omicron. And that’s not even the worst of it. Nevertheless we are all optimistic at this time of the year. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, New Year’s Day makes me realise that days are getting longer. I check bare ground for signs of snowdrops and crocuses – yes, already! I have my list of resolutions, and some of them may even be realised this year.

Meanwhile, here’s another showcase – still some autumn haiku here, but what the heck! A few ’cases ago I said I would use the Cottingley Fairies as illustrations. I didn’t. I will this time, and why not!

MM
editor
the zen space

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John Stevenson & Sherry Grant

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Rengay Edge

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does knowing
garry give me
a rengay edge?                        

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        just in time
        nick virgilio’s arrival

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one fly
everywhere
marlene

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        basho’s
        pet frog
        a feast 

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i met anita virgil
in a men’s room 

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        next to the bible
        william higginson’s
        haiku handbook

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連軌詩先鋒

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認識蓋瑞
真的讓我成為
連軌詩的先鋒嗎?

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        尼克·維吉里奧
        恰好準時到場

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一隻蒼蠅
到處飛舞
瑪琳

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        (松尾)芭蕉的
        寵物青蛙
        大快朵頤

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我在男洗手間
撞見安妮塔·維吉兒

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        在聖經之後/旁邊
        就是威廉·伊京生的
        俳句指南

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Robert Hirschfield

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winter morning
dad drowning
in coffee cup

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Spring rain
John Wayne swept away
Horse remains

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bronx boy
pens haiku
no moon

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Hifsa Ashraf

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hu mantra —  

beyond breath clouds

the first light 

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sand dunes
contouring the footprints
of this inner journey 

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midsummer dreams 
floating on the lake 
rice paper lanterns 

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the point where 
I decided to move on
river’s bend 

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after pilgrimage
the noctilucent clouds
walks me home 

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cloudburst—   
the breaking point 
of my insecurities 

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murmuration—   
the dark shadow 
of my silence  

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Debbie Strange

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Sondra Byrnes

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light rain
the soft applause 
of tv golf

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aspen grove
gathering light
from friends

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first yellow leaf
on the cottonwood–
longing to let go

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clear night sky unbuckled joy of orion

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clinging
to the few leaves
still clinging

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morning glories–
jumping the grooves
in everyday mind

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Ram Chandran

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new bud
the words
not yet uttered

wiping the dust-
whole family stares at me
in black and white

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wind chimes
underscore
deafening  silence

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after an hour
of her monologue…
my silence.

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a little sparrow
as if
she owns whole sky

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the end of
vast paddy fields…
the sickle moon

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Joe Sebastian

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street urchins –
billboard over their hovels 
promotes a cake -shop

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on the passage
 by the tuberculosis ward
 dried globs of phlegm

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faint  sidewalk footsteps
my step quickens out pacing
the shadows

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against the sun
bleeding ochre, the ice
in my bourbon

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garden hose spray
just out of reach
of the carrot patch

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making love after –
the curve of your naked back
nestled in mine

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Covid hospice–
nurse paints a  smiley face on
frosted  ward window

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The next Showcase at the zen space will be Spring 2022 which will be released, subject to karma, on 1st April 2022.

Please note that the copyright of all written work and images used in this Showcase and elsewhere in the zen space is held by the creating author/artist, even when not explicitly stated, and may not be used elsewhere without permission.

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