AWARDS

Haiku Poets of Northern California ~ International Rengay Contest 2014 ~ Honorable Mention

Verses  written alternately by:  Michael Sheffield and Susan Antolin

AUTUMN DEEPENS

mushrooms—
I ponder the virtue
of thyme or sage

a 2-for-1 deal
on canned pumpkin

glint of light
the sound of steel
on the honing stone

breathing
before the guests arrive
red wine

cooking steam
drips from the window sill

new food stains
on an old cookbook
autumn deepens

Haiku Poets of Northern California ~ International Rengay Contest 2015 ~ First Place 

Verses written alternately by: Susan Antolin ~ Michael Sheffield – Lois Scott

LETTER FROM HOME

the sound of the TV
bleeds into the kitchen clatter
summer dusk

among the crickets’ chirp
cheek against soft earth

raccoons splashing
in the evening garden
star jasmine

after midnight
a fumbling of keys by the front door

Felini-esque
silent passage past my window
the moonlit ship

first light through trees
footsteps in the hall

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