welcome to #82 of hedgerow. thrilled to announce the launch of the latest wildflower poetry press title — ‘between here and home a lifetime’ by Mike Keville. for further information, the link below will take you to wildflower poetry press.
this week features artwork by resident artist Debbie Strange. as always, grateful to contributors & readers alike.
with love & kindness,
of no shore
Paul Chambers is a haiku author from Newport, South Wales. His work can be viewed at www.paulchambershaiku.com
the silence of shadows
another year gone
on the shelf
Rachel Sutcliffe, from Yorkshire, UK, has suffered from a serious immune disorder for the past 15 years, throughout this time writing has been her therapy, it’s what keeps her from going insane!
200 miles . . .
this plum blossom
on my windshield
Julie Warther (@JulieWarther) lives in Dover, Ohio and serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. (www.hsa-haiku.org)
flower girl tells me
the price has jumped
Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian is a young haijin from Nigeria. He began writing haiku in 2012. He is the co-founder of Africa Haiku Network.
my hands filling
Elizabeth Alford is a magna cum laude graduate of California State University, East Bay (B.A. English, 2014). She lives in Hayward, California and co-hosts the reading group Poetry Express, based in Berkeley. http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAlfordPoetry
Alegria Imperial, writes all forms of Japanese short poetry, as well as, mainstream poetry. She lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she immigrated from Manila, Philippines, ten years ago.
the wedding invitation–
chipped conch shell
in the midst of darkness a resurrection fern
the gentle grip of
between friends the swoop of a swallow
robes its wings
eye of dawn please don’t airbrush
a thunderstorm nears
the rapeseed field
Meik Blöttenberger was born in Baltimore to German immigrant parents. He is currently living in Hanover, Pennsylvania and in a decade will be retiring to the high desert of Arizona. His other passions are photography and traveling.
the art in this issue was brought to you by Debbie Strange —
publication credits —
the poems by Debbie Strange have previously appeared here —
in the hills & midnight sun – cattails, May 2016
the sweater – Undertow Tanka Review, Issue 7, 2015
you made me – The Bamboo Hut, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2014