Nite-Writer's International Literary Arts Journal

Haiku 

 Ryan G. Van Cleave - Tallahassee, Flordia

 

Frog on lily pad;

Tibetan monk chanting poems

on a bamboo raft.

Haiku

 Mokuo Nagayama - Kurashiki, Japan 

 

Mid-autumn

sparrow settle

on a scarecrow

 

Haiku

Susan Weaver - Allentown, Pa.

  

 my nephews laughing face

light, go dark

fireflies in knee-high grass  

 

Haiku

Ann E. Michael - Cooperburg, Pa. 

 

March snow melting.

My children and I busy

Pruning the grapevines. 

 

Haiku: Light Sleeper

Dr. Gary Blankenburg - Sparks, Md.

 

Walking out beneah

The star-poked sky - heavy, full,

Wishing it morning

 

A thousand - eyed night,

Silver slivered moon hanging,

Not a place to hide

 

Star - torched enemy,

Vast discomfort of sleep,

Hurry down today

 

Night, my nemesis,

Day, healer of all dark wounds,

Love, I cannot sleep

 

Winkum, Blinkum, Nod,

Gwine to sleep my baby chile,

Lullabye, good night

 

Sandman, bring a dream,

Strains of stardust melodies,

I'm a sleep head

Death's brother, death's twin,

The big sleep, the long dirt nap,

I am ready now

 

Night, dark eyed woman,

Shrouded in black sequinned gown,

Lay me down to sleep

 

Haiku

 Ariel Marie McManus - Arlington, Va.

 

A new moon tonight

Swallow the light,eat the stars

No more stargazing

 

haiku: happily (n)ever after

Elizabeth Green -  West Des Moines, IA

 

Once upon a time

The princess married her prince

Only to die young

 

The illness unknown

The kingdom thrown to chaos

Years passed with no truth

 

True love was the source

People didn’t understand

How love’s kiss killed life

 

Afraid of dying

The pair chose eternal bliss

They found love in death

 

Haiku's

Jackie Maugh Robinson - Las Vegas, Nevada

 

brown eyes, sweet warm kiss

unconditional loving

time to walk the dog

 

suspended cocoon

shrouds a worm with potential

butterfly limbo

 

Bare autumn branch tips

Reluctantly surrender

Diamond rain drops

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Pastel prism bow

Arcs the eastern cobalt sky

Sun’s parting salute