Tanka by Carol Purington

From the root-cellar
the last of the winter squash
still succulent,
the poem you wrote recalling
a grandmother’s hearty soup

by Carol Purington
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Published in GUSTS, Fall/Winter 2008.
“Canada’s First English Tanka Journal.”


Carol Purington’s Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry includes a short biography, a summary of her awards and books, and selected work.

Billie Wilson is the editor for THF Haiku Registry.

Haiku for a New Year by Carol Purington

Warm kitchen corner
The rocking chair bumps along
a rug of braided time

Winter scarecrow:
his parka pockets lumpy
with snowballs

January thaw
The top of the picnic table
collects sky

Attic loom
Brights and shadows cross-hatch
the wideboard wall

by Carol Purington
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Haiku by Jim Kacian

where the river widens just that much more light

the lineament
of lightning once
it’s gone

stars more questions than answers

out beyond the lit night sky meteor belief


The haiku are from after/image, haiku of Jim Kacian (2017, Red Moon Press).

Reprinted with permission.  All rights reserved.

Jim Kacian is founder and president of The Haiku Foundation.