April Poetry Month (Day 10): Marilyn Fleming #npm16 #wppoets

[April Poetry Month 2016 Table of Contents]

IMG_0191.jpegMarilyn Fleming was born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin. She has a special interest in Asian forms of poetry and won her first award in 1988 for a haiku sequence “Africa Sunrise.” She self-published her first book of poetry in 2015 titled “When The Rooster Crows. She is a member of Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, British Haiku Society, Haiku Society of America and United Haiku and Tanka Society.  <marilynflemingpoet.wordpress.com>

 

 

 


 

long-legged shadows
tiptoeing on pine needles
a splash of moonlight
over the gorge—a swing bridge
you and I hang suspended 

first appeared in Tanka Journal Issue #2, 2015 

 

sun salutation
naked branches—arms outstretched
I exalt myself
the moment of my dying
already exists within 

first appeared in Blithe Spirit (British Haiku Society) 25.4, 2015

 

a gunny of nuts
drying in the shed
the way
lightning strikes hickory
I burst wild from my shell 

first appeared Moonbathing a Journal of Women’s Tanka Issue 13, 2015

 

[April Poetry Month 2016 Table of Contents]

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