#106

welcome to #106 of hedgerow. this week features haiga by resident artist Debbie Strange.

if you missed it last week, the next special edition PRINT ISSUE of hedgerow is scheduled for early spring. it will feature one poem per poet, selected from the usual submissions.

further, if you would like to receive email updates of various calls for submissions, including future print issues of hedgerow / wildflower poetry press anthologies, new releases / special offers ( https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/ ), sign up to our mailing list by sending an email to hedgerowsubmission@gmail.com OR wildflowerpoetrypress@gmail.com with the subject line ‘MAILING LIST’. alternatively, to unsubscribe, simply put ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ in the subject line. thank you!

as always grateful to to readers & contributors alike.

this week features work by Julie Warther, Ian Willey, Debbie Strange, Paul David Mena, Michael Dylan Welch, Margherita Petriccione, Kath Abela Wilson, Dave Read, Julie Kelsey, Pat Davis, Joy McCall, Christina Sng, Joshua Gage, Louise Hopewell, Rachel Sutcliffe & ai li.

 

to enjoy #106, simply click on the link below…

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with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

#103

welcome to this week’s packed issue of hedgerow! thanks to everyone for turning up week after week, readers & contributors alike.

excited to announce that the talented Chase Gagnon has joined hedgerow as a resident artist! you can read more about him over at our resident artist / in conversation page — “Poetry is embedded in me. My mom used to read me Edgar Allan Poe every night before bed when I was a kid…” https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/

this week features work by Chase Gagnon, Veronika Zora Novak, Joy McCall, Ola Lindberg, Marta Chocilowska, Larry Kimmel, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Gabriel Bates, Deborah P Kolodji, David J Kelly, Barry George, Jennifer Hambrick, Terri French & Mike Rehling.

to enjoy #103, simply click on the pdf link below…

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with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

#101

welcome to #101 of hedgerow. it’s good to be back! following the success of the print edition of hedgerow #100, it has been decided that hedgerow will be available as a print edition 4 times a year, beginning with spring. thanks to everyone who purchased ‘hedgerow #100’. if you haven’t yet, simply click on the link below —

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/new-title-hedgerow-100/

this week features work by Dietmar Tauchner, Chase Gagnon, David Serjeant, Robert Epstein, Joy McCall, Marta Chocilowska, Michael Rehling, Larry Kimmel, David He Zhuanglang, Louise Hopewell, Tony Burfield, Lynn Edge, Maeve O’Sullivan & Ben Moeller-Gaa.

enjoy #101 by clicking on the pdf link below, thank you!

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with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

 

#100

welcome to #100 of hedgerow! this issue celebrates all things ‘hedgerow’ & features hundred small pieces of poetry & art, some by poets that were in the very first issue! thank you so much for turning up week after week poets & artists, readers & supporters, without you this publication would not be thriving…

as promised, #100 is also available as a print copy! it can be purchased from the publisher at the link below —

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/current-titles/

it is also available from amazon.

with this final issue of the year, i wish you all a happy & peaceful new year, hoping to hear from you all soon!

with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

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#97

welcome to the latest issue of hedgerow! for those who missed it last week — we’re thrilled to be celebrating our 100th issue in a few weeks time. this will be a special feature, available both online AND as a print copy!

this week features work by Mark Miller, Chase Gagnon, Amy Losak, Alexis Rotella, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Julie Warther, Michael O’Brien, Dave Read, Pat Davis, Elizabeth Alford, Maeve O’Sullivan & Meik Blöttenberger.

as always, grateful to both contributors & readers. click on the link below to enjoy #97!

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with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor

#95

this week hedgerow comes early… with work by John Martone, Julie Warther, Debbie Strange, Angela Terry, John Hawkhead, Chen-ou Liu, Rachel Sutcliffe, Elmedin Kadric, Malintha Perera, Jennifer Hambrick & Ian Willey. as always grateful to contributors & readers alike. click on the pdf link below to enjoy #95.

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with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor

#58

welcome to the first issue of december! this months resident artist is Paula Dawn Lietz. if you enjoy the art showcased in this issue, please pay a visit to Paula’s website (http://www.pdlietzphotography.com).

thanks to everyone for turning up week after week, readers & contributors alike, you make this a beautiful place!

with two more issues to go before taking a short winter break, submissions are closed. stay updated by following on twitter or fb —
https://www.facebook.com/hedgerowpoems/
https://twitter.com/hedgerowpoems

with love & kindness,
caroline skanne
founder / editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

skipping stones       my heartbeat       emerges from the lake

Matthew Moffett lives in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, with his wife and two kids. He thanks you for reading his poems!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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simplicity
in the way of wild daisies
honey bee
sipping nectar eye to eye
we toast—arms intertwined

Marilyn Fleming was born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin. She has a special interest in oriental forms of poetry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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hands outstretched to a moon half full

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autumn breeze
the part of you
that never leaves

Julie Warther (@JulieWarther) serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. (www.hsa-haiku.org) Her most recent venture involves the installation of 30 haiku stones as part of the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum in Millersburg, Ohio. (http://www.innathoneyrun.com/successful-grand-opening-ceremony/)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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moon brew–
penning poetry
in the pub

Robyn Cairns is a Melbourne poet who has a passion for the environment and is constantly inspired to write about the beauty of nature and also her local industrial landscape. She can be found on twitter at @robbiepoet where she shares her poetry and photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a friend from the old neighborhood —
I call it “the old country” —
reminds me of what it was like, our childhoods

living under the same roof with dozens of other families
each behind its own apartment door

the connecting walls so thin
you’d hear a stranger sneeze

how safe it felt
how dangerous
anonymous togetherness

the collective inhale/exhale

the way we avoided eye contact in the elevator

Zee Zahava lives in Ithaca, New York. She edits brass bell, an online haiku journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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in the space
between the words
you and me

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thirteen days I haven’t noticed a crow

Mike Andrelczyk is currently living in Strasburg, Pa. Also lived in Los Angeles, Ca. and Lewes, De. He likes writing haiku about the ocean, potatoes, moons, plants – mostly little things except the ocean which is huge, and the moon which looks little but isn’t.

 

 

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the art is this issue was brought to you by Paula Dawn Lietz

an accomplished published poet.  She is as well a multi-genre artist and photographer specializing in digital media. Lietz has garnered an impressive range of credits working with various publishers and authors, and revels in the creative energy generated within the artistic and literary community…

more at —

http://www.pdlietzphotography.com

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/picmoi

http://twitter.com/Paula_d_Lietz

 

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#56

welcome to this week’s issue of hedgerow. we have five more issues to go before taking a short winter break. new book reviews to be added next week as well as a new resident artist for december. in the meantime, grateful to contributors & readers alike, you make this a beautiful space…

if you haven’t already popped by our sister site wildflower poetry press, please find the links below. some exciting news to be announced here shortly as well as call for submissions!

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/
you can also follow any updates / call for submmissions & other announcements on our fb page —
https://www.facebook.com/wildflowerpoetrypress

 

with love & kindness.

 

 

 

 

no one can see
my tears in the rain
but if you listen

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Mike Keville from London AKA Mikeymike.

 

 

 

 

inside her heart
the names
for all the oceans

Mike Andrelczyk is currently living in Strasburg, Pa. Also lived in Los Angeles, Ca. and Lewes, De. He likes writing haiku about the ocean, potatoes, moons, plants – mostly little things except the ocean which is huge, and the moon which looks little but isn’t.

 

 

 

 

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Debbie Strange (Canada) is a published tanka and haiku poet and an avid photographer. She enjoys creating haiga and tanshi (small poem) art. You are invited to see more of her work on Twitter @Debbie_Strange.

 

 

 

 

ancient memory . . .
beyond bright stars
faint stars

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blue haze
out of the mist
Nile lilies

Simon Hanson lives in rural South Australia where he often walks the back roads between paddocks. Some of the cows have become acquainted with Pippa, his Blue Heeler dog, who seems to forget that it is not her job to round them up no matter how much fun it might be.

 

 

 

 

 

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Debbie Strange (Canada) is a published tanka and haiku poet and an avid photographer. She enjoys creating haiga and tanshi (small poem) art. You are invited to see more of her work on Twitter @Debbie_Strange.

 

 

 

 

pussy willow . . .
was it just yesterday
i felt your touch?

Veronika Zora Novak is simply a daydreamer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Christine L. Villa is the founder and editor of Frameless Sky ~ http://framelesssly.weebly.com. With childlike wonder and fascination for ordinary things, she is an animated story teller, a dream weaver, and a sensitive poet.

 

 

 

 

invisible to herself she disappears on the outside

Margaret Jones resides in Wisconsin, USA. She began writing in the summer of 2015, and is learning how to walk in the woods with binoculars in one hand and haiku notebook in the other.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pat Geyer lives in East Brunswick, NJ, USA. Her home is surrounded by the parks and lakes where she finds her inspiration in Nature. She is an amateur photographer and poet.

 

 

 

 

 

cobbled together
from those who still stood
our Tribe of Women
was picnics and pinochle
and afternoon pilsner

one by one
they sank into storms
now I
am what remains…
the matriarch, by default

Kat Lehmann is a scientist and a poet who explores the grandiose captured within the minute. She lives in Connecticut, USA, by the river where she writes. Her first book of free verse poetry isMoon Full of Moons (2015, Peaceful Daily): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0988492644/. Visit her on twitter (@SongsOfKat).