welcome to the latest issue of hedgerow. throughout november we will once more feature art by different artists / poets. thank you all for simply turning up, it’s a beautiful thing.
thrilled to announce the latest spotlight poet here —
also our sister site wildflower poetry press has been revamped in time for the launch of a few new titles, pop by for a peek. a few new features added as well — https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/
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with love & kindness.
a little bitter
For the past year Glenn Ingersoll has been hosting a Poetry Circle at the Berkeley Public Library. He blogs at Dare I Read (http://dareiread.blogspot.com) and has published two chapbooks, Fact (Avantacular Press) and City Walks (broken boulder).
Ken Sawitri was born in Blora, Central Java, Indonesia, and completed
her degree in psychology at the Universitas Indonesia. She dedicated
her haiku for her motherland in ‘Listen, The Spice Whispers, haiku
from Indonesian archipelago’ https://indonesiainmyhaiku.wordpress.com
and noted her journey in writing haiku in ‘Give Yourself A Kiss’
Jimat Achmadi was born in Yogyakarta, Member of United Haiku and Tanka
Society since 2014. Jimat’s work can be found at https://jimatachmadi.wordpress.com/
silent secateurs –
who to prune the apple tree
now that you’re gone?
a cabbage white ignores
the lilies’ megaphone blooms
(for poet P.K. Page, 1916 – 2010)
Richard Stevenson has just retired from a 30-year teaching gig at Lethbridge College in southern Alberta. His most recent books (forthcoming in 2015 -2016) are Fruit Wedge Moon (Hidden Brook Press), The Heiligen Effect (Ekstasis Editions), and Rock, Scissors, Paper: The Clifford Olson Murders (Grey Border Press).
After Forty Years
you take my hand
when we walk together…
the last leaves
a single glance
from your grey eyes
the earthquake of you
Mary Kendall lives in the southern part of heaven known as Chapel Hill, North Carolina where occasionally she bakes apple pies and dreams up poems.
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.
a fawn’s lips poised
over red berries
Anna Cates lives in Ohio with her two beautiful kitties and teaches in Southern New Hampshire University’s online M.F.A. in creative writing program. A regular contributor to literary publications, her first full length collection of haiku and other poems, “The Meaning of Life,” is available at Cyberwit.net and Amazon: http://www.cyberwit.net/authors/anna-cates
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.
beechwood path, winding
again, smiling –
Andy Thatcher lives in Exeter and is studying and working towards a doctorate in education psychology. He’s a keen runner, cook and loves nothing more than a Sunday morning ramble with his wife and daughter.
Sabine Miller grew up in Miami and now lives near San Fransisco, where it is beautiful beyond measure.
publication credit —
Haiga Ken Sawitri, Painting Jimat Achmadi
Haiku published for the first time as the ‘Izbor Radova’ (The Choice
of Poems) DIOGEN Summer 2013 Haiku Contest – Summer in The Town;
published for the second time in Ardea, Issue 5, 2015
A beautiful issue, Caroline. Each issue gets more and more beautiful.
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I couldn’t agree more Mary!
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Oh you’ve just made a tough Friday end so much better …thank you!
Friday isn’t Friday without Hedgerow. Stunning issue.
Another fine set of poems.
Beautiful poems, thank you Caroline.
Moments of joy and sorrow from around the world – I like Fridays!
Mary Kendall touched a nerve here, in a good way, as she so often does.
A fine gathering here… Sorry I am late.