Haiku in new issue of A Hundred Gourds (samples)

I am delighted to have two of my haiku in the new issue of A Hundred Gourds, a fine online journal of Japanese-style short form poems. My sincere thanks to Editor Lorin Ford!

It’s a marvelous issue, one beginning with a haibun by Sheila Windsor (England) dedicated to the memory of Hortensia Anderson. Read it here.

Hortensia Anderson was an accomplished and revered poet. Especially noteworthy are her haibun.

Blessings to the memory of Hortensia Anderson.

Read my haiku here.

OK, here’s one of my two poems:

watching women
fish a chair from the creek
belted kingfisher

Follow the above link to read my second haiku and many fine poems including a marvelous haiga.

Please try reading a page or two!

Andrew Shattuck McBride

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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6 Responses to Haiku in new issue of A Hundred Gourds (samples)

  1. Wonderful, congrats!


    Stephanie Renee dos Santos

  2. Hi Stephanie, thank you so much!
    I hope your writing is going well. All the best, Andy

  3. Nice work! The Chaffinch poem is lovely, too.

  4. Thank you Jilanne! I hope you have a chance to read even more of the issue!
    Blessings, Andy

  5. What lovely haiku, Andy–congratulations! This journal is a beautiful home for them, too.

    Where did you see that belted kingfisher?

  6. Jennifer, thank you so much. You are-as always-so kind!
    I agree. A Hundred Gourds is one of my favorite literary journals concerned with Japanese-style short forms.
    One belted kingfisher was at the Padden Creek estuary. I’ve also seen a belted kingfisher near ‘Grace’ and the wharf walkway to Boulevard Park. The second poem was inspired by my seeing the same belted kingfisher in a tree below Reid Boiler Works (now shuttered).
    Belted kingfishers are among my favorite birds!
    Thanks again! Sincerely, Andy

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