Three Haiku

We’re a week away from Hallow E’en and  children will carve Jack o’lanterns, a custom that comes from long ago when turnips were carved in order to remember souls held in purgatory. It’s the time when things go bump in the night and there are strange shadows in the dark …

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crows circle                                                      IMG_3395 wall collapsing
the crumbled walls –
spectral shadows

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ravens
in the cemetery
winter dusk

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IMG_5397chimney fire
ghosts
in the smoke

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‘chimney fire’ first published in A Hundred Gourds

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … poems as deceptively simple and cunning as a sniper’s bullet. This book is a Remembrance Day poppy. Dave Margoshes

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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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4 Responses to Three Haiku

  1. Pingback: Three Haiku | edge of frog

  2. 17rick47 says:

    A link to this poem can now be found at ‘edge of frog’
    http://edgeoffrog.wordpress.com/

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