welcome to the latest issue of hedgerow. as always, grateful to readers & contributors alike. this week features artwork by Debbie Strange. you can follow her blog here — debbiemstrange.blogspot.ca 


with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor








in all directions…
east wind

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.









Writing Haiku-2_1.jpg

(poem only appeared in Gems Anthology)









the budding oak
full then empty
of grackles

Ben Moeller-Gaa is the author of two haiku chapbooks, the Pushcart nominated Wasp Shadows (Folded Word Press 2014) and Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (poor metaphor design 2014). Learn more about Ben at www.benmoellergaa.com.









night rain fills the
skip i hide
in shallow


creature ex-husband my religion lunch-belt

Brendan Slater is a father and a writer of small poems. He was born and lives in Stoke-On-Trent, England, but he spent four years living in The Netherlands in a small village called Slagharen. He co-edits the E-zine Moongarlic (www.moongarlic.org) and is one of the partners at Yet To Be Named Free Press (www.yettobenamedfreepress.org).








warm spring rain…
this canvas needs
more paint


shifting clouds…
my psychiatrist prescribes
more sunlight

Elizabeth Alford is a magna cum laude graduate of California State University, East Bay (B.A. English, 2014). She lives in Hayward, California with her fiancé and mother and co-hosts the reading group Poetry Express, based in Berkeley. Follow her poetry adventures @ http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAlfordPoetry









Moonbeam Quills_2.jpg

(poem only appeared in Undertow Tanka Review)








having observed you
your imaginary friend
draws you a rose
with blue thorns

Elmedin Kadric was born in Novi Pazar, Serbia, but writes out of Helsingborg, Sweden. A student of both longer and shorter forms of poetry, and an avid observer of everything else.








blessing the tide
sending it out again
shepherd moon

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









starlit campsite
winds fluting
like Pan

Anna Cates is an award-winning short form poet and writer who lives in Ohio with her two cats and teaches English and education online.









distant waterfall–
her gray hair swings
with spring breeze

Pravat Kumar Padhy hails from India. His latest essay, “Haiku : The Art of Words” is published in ‘The Living Haiku Anthology’.









He Gave Me Roses_2.jpg

(poem only appeared in Bright Stars Tanka Anthologies)








follow me–
down the track
native grasses
will brush our bare arms
with soft sunlight
and we will just keep going


through my veins
all those
well worn places

Robyn Cairns is a Melbourne Poet who loves nature and riding her bike through her industrial inner west neighbourhood. Robyn loves the way poetry translates through sensory connections she makes with her surrounding environment. Robyn posts short form poetry and photos on her twitter account @robbiepoet








Collecting Flowers_1.jpg

(poem only appeared in Bright Stars Tanka Anthologies)







the art in this issue was brought to you by Debbie Strange, you can read more about her here — https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/






2 thoughts on “#74

  1. A very enjoyable group of poetic offerings this time around.

    You know the one about blackbirds and an oak tree resonates with me… always.

    I have never noticed the color of thorns, but I bet I do now.

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