#68

welcome to the latest issue of hedgerow. as always, grateful to contributors & readers alike. excited to have a new poet added to spotlight page, have a peek here –

https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-spotlight/

also, thrilled to share the news that wildflower poetry press will be publishing a new title called ‘wild voices: an anthology of small poems & art by women’. if this is something that appeals to you, you can find submissions guidelines here —

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/call-for-submissions/

https://www.facebook.com/wildflowerpoetrypress/

with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

too early
here anyway
woodpecker

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those days
even washing dishes
was a dance

Perry L. Powell lives in College Park, Georgia, USA.  He works as a systems analyst and writes poetry out of love in the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

leftovers again—
dinnertime call
from the ex-wife

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magpie treasures—
dining hall salt shakers
fill grandma’s purse

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mom’s lab results—
beneath the early snow
pumpkins

Carol Ann Palomba lives in the part of New Jersey where you check for bears before going outside and hikers occasionally get lost in her yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

passing a flask
of broken dreams
half empty moon

Julie Warther (@JulieWarther) serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. (http://www.hsa-haiku.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pamela A. Babusci is an internationally award-winning haiku/tanka & haiga artist, living in Rochester, NY. She loves writing tanka/haiku poetry, haiga, sumi-e painting, abstract painting, making jewelry, pressing flowers/leaves/ferns, Japanese calligraphy and most recently making clay sculptures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

my mother’s pearls—
remnants of exotic seas
she’s never seen

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he calls her his shooting star
she thinks, How fleeting

Elizabeth Alford is a college grad with a B.A. in English and a PhD in caffeine addiction. She lives in California, USA with her loving fiancé, mother, and two dopey dogs. Her favorite things include yerba mate, sushi, loud music on long drives, staring at the stars, and short poetry. Follow her poetry adventures @http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAlfordPoetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30,000 Feet

On snack menu:

“Buddha Bowl”

          organic popcorn,
          popped in
          raw coconut oil,
          Himalayan Pink Salt

          veggie option
          gluten free

I ponder …

if the Buddha sat
in this seat,

would he beg for a bowl?

or would Chex Mix
be his way?

Nancy Cross Dunham lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, Michael.  She writes poetry to try to figure out what she’s learning about herself, the world and the other people in it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

low tide
first breath of sunset
on the gull’s wings

Mamta Madhavan‘s oeuvre includes web content writing, book reviews, interviews, articles, and poetry. Much of the latter may be found at her blog www.gravidmoon@wordpress.com and her poetry collection ‘connecting the dots’. She incorporates vivid imagery into her writings influenced by nature, mysticism and spirituality. Her style of writing is mainly free verse.

 

 

 

 

her silhouette
against the summer sun …
if only
she had the wings of a bird
so I could see her fly

Susan Constable lives on the west coast of Canada, where she’s been writing mainly haiku and tanka for the past ten years. She is currently the tanka editor for the online journal, A Hundred Gourds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

starless sky
I search for you
in vain

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the old scarecrows
in barren fields
these dreams

Rachel Sutcliffe, from Yorkshire, UK, has suffered from a serious immune disorder for the past 15 years, throughout this time writing has been her therapy, it’s what keeps her from going insane! featured spotlight poet here –– https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-spotlight/

 

 

 

 

 

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