Six Haiku by Roberta Beary

Roberta Beary



broken vein
of a heart-shaped leaf 
memorial bench
across the great divide heron and i
hospital lab
an unknown cluster
of paper cranes
monsoon over
moss covers mother’s 
maiden name
season of light
the soldier hands me
a folded flag
bedtime cocoa 
i unfriend the ghost
of christmas past

from Rattle #74, Winter 2021


Roberta Beary: “I live in the west of Ireland where I am the longtime haibun editor for Modern Haiku. I recently collaborated on ‘One Breath: Reluctant Engagement Project,’ which pairs my haiku with artwork by families of people with disabilities.” (web)

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