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Welcome to the first issue of the Wild Plum – a haiku journal.

Thank you for your submissions! We hope that your great support for Wild Plum will continue.
The selection process was hard and it was impossible to accept work of all poets. We did our best to choose the most interesting and distinctive haiku.

Below you can find the works of many fine contributors from thirteen countries! Poets in this issue are from Canada, England, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kingdom of Bhutan, New Zealand, Phillipines, Poland, Romania, Tunisia and the United States of America.


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Fourth of July—
she guides her child’s head
skyward

Carl Seguiban (Canada)


awakening
the warmth of
childhood tears

Magdalena Banaszkiewicz (Poland)


aquarelle –
a dripping tear makes
the otherness

Lavana Kray (Romania)


New Year’s eve…
the things that will
remain the same

Shloka Shankar (India)


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white-haired lovers
reflecting
on the blossom

Helen Buckingham (England)


spring midnight –
as if moon hears
my heartbeats

Mojgan Soghrati (Iran)


all the journeys
I shouldn’t have done –
sunken boat

Ramesh Anand (India)


spiraling leaves
a caged monkey tries his palm
both sides of the bars

Sheila K. Barksdale (USA)


late autumn dawn
ripening paddy heads
smoke with frost

Sonam Chhoki (Kingdom of Bhutan)


sun goes down
spotlight on its face
hina doll

Yukiko Yamada (Japan)


just enough breath
to blow out rainbows
the bubble maker

Angelee Deodhar (India)


night crows
the haystacks lose
their moonlight

Alan Summers (England)


persimmon leaf plate
the things you remember
years later

Bruce H. Feingold (USA)


wild plum blossoms –
even the night
couldn’t shade it

Steliana Cristina Voicu (Romania)


no words
just two
freezing breaths

Maria Tomczak (Poland)


dandelion field—
her pendant’s imprint
all over my chest

Carl Seguiban (Canada)


full moonlight
the black spider
stops spinning

Aalix Roake (New Zealand)


so far
from what I once was…
spring peepers

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă (Romania)


awake
alone on the housetop
a sparrow

Ram Krishna Singh (India)


still no rain
silver wings of insects
among rusty milkchurns

Sheila K. Barksdale (USA)


handful of sand . . .
from my fingers
onto yours

Magdalena Banaszkiewicz (Poland)


last light my shadow too gone

Shloka Shankar (India)


evening prayer
a house lizard falls
on the floor

Billy Antonio (Philippines)


diagnosis
leaking through the fingers
first snow

Janina Kołodziejczyk (Italy)


noon pause-
in a straw shadow the ant
carrying its burden

Vasile Moldovan (Romania)


a first taste
of red bean gumbo
levee bonfire

Bill Cooper (USA)


afternoon heat –
her volume control
works loose

Sandra Simpson (New Zealand)


the topmost twig
the autumn moon
inches closer

Ajaya Mahala (India)


barn owl–
a white shadow slips
from a moonbeam

Kevin Valentine (USA)


old tales
moon-bright leaves
jostle the breeze

Alan Summers (England)


last rose petal –
shifting winds unpack
the metaphor

Lavana Kray (Romania)


silent backyard –
breathing the same moon
a dog and I

Paresh Tiwari (India)


quiet spring pond
a few koi move about
searching . . .

William Seltzer (USA)


hidden behind
her glossy lips —
an avalanche of snow

Ali Znaidi (Tunisia)


leafless branches…
still waiting for
a miracle

Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă (Romania)


Mumbai commute
each train window
colored with people

Sonam Chhoki (Kingdom of Bhutan)


lingering memory
she reaches for
another onion
Maria Tomczak (Poland)


stirring
my coffee anticlockwise …
I go back in time

Ramesh Anand (India)


calm lake
wild ducks cross
sunset

Yukiko Yamada (Japan)


ethereal sunlight
shines through
fish’s fins

Jane DeJonghe (USA)


quiet valley—
the thunder of
horse’s hooves

Nancy Nitrio (USA)


first spring day-
single snowdrop crushed
in a herbarium

Constantin Stroe (Romania)


next door’s tree
I strain my eyes to see beyond
magnolia walls

Helen Buckingham (England)


fog lifting …
a new mountain
on the horizon

Anne Curran (New Zealand)


leaves half green half yellow moles turning colours

Bruce H. Feingold (USA)


moonless alley …
a hooker’s lips parting
the night

Paresh Tiwari (India)


countryside road –
Milky Way
guiding us

Steliana Cristina Voicu (Romania)


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  • Submissions for the Fall & Winter Issue are now open! We are awaiting your haiku!
  • A call for haiga submissions!
    We would like to feature some haiga in our e-book anthology. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Please submit up to ten works at wildplumhaiku@gmail.com with “Haiga” in the subject area. They may be prevoiusly published but be sure to give us the publisher’s credits.
    Deadline is September 1st.

All works herein are the property of the authors. No work may be republished or used in any way without their explicit permission.

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