New Resonance 11

Writing haiku began for me as a way to find an identity outside of motherhood as I felt lost and nameless. It has turned into a passion of mine and I am honored to be considered one of the emerging voices in English-language haiku in the anthology, New Resonance. Every two years a group of 17 poets are selected to join this community of prominent figures in the haiku world, and has been in existence for 22 years now.

For anyone out there who would be interested in a signed copy of New Resonance 11 please contact me here or through my email tia@adaliahaiku.com

 

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Featured post

canyon wind…

 

canyon wind
the echo
of our lantern

 

winter’s passing
the note I write
and rewrite

 

seashores vol. 2 – April 2019

New Lipstick

new lipstick
choosing between Pelosi
and AOC

 

women’s day
all the flowers stand tall

 

in her absence
a whisper
of freesia

 

falling cherry
the silence
of survivors

 

a familiar murmur
from the nurses’ station

 

blood moon
I defend
my right to choose

 

*a rengay by Tia Haynes and Lori A Minor

 

#FemkuMag 10

last pregnancy…

 

last pregnancy
I wish
I’d known

 

swapping stories
I give her
the best mug

 

fool’s spring
the last time
it was the last time

 


 

back to back shifts

 

i never could keep up
with your demands

 

and as your hand
slid lower
i never stopped you

 


 

Temporarily Lost

I want to be so much more than a mother. But now I will always be a mother and it will never let me go.

open fields
the last note
held in static

 

#FemkuMag 10

 

Golden Haiku 2019

 

Delighted to be a Judges’ Pick this year in this years’ Golden Haiku Competition!

This haiku was selected along with a little over 100 others to be displayed in the Golden Triangle Business District of Washington D.C. throughout the months of March and April. There were 2,000 entries from 50 countries and 41 states with 3 winners, 2 honorable mentions, and dozens of Judges’ Picks.

Last year I was a judges’ pick as well as an honorable mention. (see post)

 

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that time when i…

 

that time when i…

 

free to say
what I think
intercessory prayer

 

secret sin
going
the extra mile

 

mania
the voice of god
becomes my own

 

at the cross
a nail
for every dream

 

anxiety medication
i deny
the Lord’s will

 

bets
on who will last the longest
fasting seminar

 

lessons in purity
we get
what we deserve

 

gifts of the spirit
nothing else
to hold onto

 

digging deeper
into the Word
the last of me

 

Prune Juice – 10th Anniversary Edition

a hole in the light

 

Honored to appear in this year’s Red Moon Anthology of English-Lanuage Haiku, a hole in the light,  that collects the best haiku/senryu and related forms from the previous year. My contribution from #FemkuMag 1:

 

morning cartoons
I shake out
the last pill

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