April – May Publications
The Weekly Avocet, #283, May 6, 2018
Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my haiku:
the momma cat
hides her newborn kittens
near the tulip patch
Kudos to Daniel G. Snethen, Lucy Tyrrell, Frederick L.
Shiels, Robert Hahn, Sushma A. Singh, Karla Linn
Merrifield, Lorraine Amada, Julius Bamidele, Joan Kantor, Sharon
Laslett, Charles Portolano, Patricia L. Goodman, Lynda McKinney
The Weekly Avocet, #285, May 20, 2018
Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing:
Inside the frame’s perimeters,
a butterfly’s impaled wings
formed a crucifix.
A glass warden kept her captive,
but she couldn’t forget the colors
once spun as a caterpillar.
Her mothlike wings began to move
for the frame to meet its downfall.
One by one, the pins fell off,
and through the opened window,
she flew into the sunlight.
With a blinding brilliance,
her wings sparkled –
red as garnet, blue as lapis,
yellow as topaz, green as peridot,
purple as amethyst.
Semi-precious in value,
but not in quality.
Kudos to Art Elser, Philip Mathis, Sara McNulty,
Barbara Novack, Norma C. Wilson, Pat Anthony,
Richard Green, Vernon M. Witmer, Leslie Mills,
Donald Simmers, John Noland, Charles Portolano, Sheri Lindner
First Literary Review-East, May 2018
Thank you Cindy Hochman and Karen Neuberg for including my Catku Meditation in your
prestigious online journal dedicated to the memory of Gil Fagiani. Honored to be with Gil
Fagiani, Milton P. Ehrlich, Jill Evans, Erica Mapp, Beate Sigriddaughter, Jan Emerson, John
Hicks, Mark Young, M.Stone, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Evie Ivy, Gene Bild, Don Thompson,
Mary Newell, Clarissa Jakobsons, Paul Sohar, Steve Dalachinsky, Zoltán
Böszörményi, Rachel Berghash, Heath Brougher, Alison Stone, Catherine Arra, Deborah
Kennedy, James Croal Jackson, Alice Twombly
the singing bowl
with the purring cat
for Steve Luttrell
like a cat
has its own agenda
in the Age of Trump
Ephemerae, An International Journal of Haikai, Tanka and Beyond, Volume 1, A, April 2018
Thank you Shrikaanth Krishnmurthy for publishing my birdsong haiku in “Ephemerae,” Vol. 1, A, April 2018.
into the doors
of a stalled train