Thursday, April 27, 2017

#DE #poet Michael Blaine is a master craftsman of #Senyru & #Haiku #NationalPoetryMonth

Michael Blaine is a poet and public school teacher. He received a 2006 Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature and won the Dogfish Head poetry contest for his chapbook Murmur (Bay Oak Press).  Blaine’s poetry and short stories have appeared in journals such as Baltimore Review, G.W. Review, Mid-Atlantic Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Rivendell, HazMat Review, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, and Georgetown Review. He has had tanka, haiku, and senryu published in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Ribbons, and Lilliput Review.

Senryu and Haiku

lunar eclipse
my wife and baby
breast feeding

more aspirin
the shoveled snow

low cell charge
our argument suddenly

late bloomers
twisted foliage below
tulip heads

crabapple blossoms
our son searches the front yard
for something stinky

salmon sky
two empty car seats
behind me

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