cattails
September 2016
Haiku
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UHTS collected works

crossroads—
a saguaro points
both ways

Julie Warther
USA

hunter’s moon
resting as it rises
on the rooftop

Nancy Shires
USA


moonlight tune
a blue crab waves
her flippers

Bill Cooper
USA

summer heat...
with raw hands I bathe
my bedridden mother

Charlotte Digregorio
USA


outback dusk
the blood-red sun staining
distant hills

Gavin Austin
Australia


fluting
bowerbirds and bamboo-
river dawn

Lysa Collins
Canada

mosquito coil ash—
the many twists
of my nightmare

Kwaku Feni Adow
Ghana


hospital window
the chortle of a magpie
fills the car park

Madhuri Pillai
Australia


forest canopy
a sapling in polka dots
of sunlight

Vandana Parashar
India


plastic bags
an already windy day
picks up

Brad Bennett
USA


twilight
a log's weight
snuffs the fire

Dave Read
Canada


everywhere
Neelakurinji* in bloom
August moon

Kunjana Parashara
India

*Neelakurinji can loosely be translated as "blue flowers". They blossom abundantly every 12 years in parts of South India and are revered by the local people especially the Paliyan tribe who track their age according to the flower's 12-year cycle.