Saturday, January 1, 2022

morning haiku — from sunrise to noon

Welcome to the January 2022 issue of brass bell: a haiku journal.

The theme this month is morning.

Contributing poets are from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States

first bee
rolling dew
out of a flower
    Adjei Agyei-Baah

that time of morning
when a biscuit
    ai li

a quiet morning
like all other mornings
in this wounding time
    Alan Bern

dawn walk
the deer and i
equally startled
    Alan Peat

Christmas morning
the cats wrap themselves
in ribbons
    Alexis Rotella

same clouds
as yesterday
    Ana Drobot

dawn’s embrace just me and the last star
    Angela Giordano

sun in my eyes
a rose opens
clothes are hanging on the line
    Angiola Inglese

morning . . . the baby still hungry
I don’t look
in the bathroom mirror
    Antonia Matthew

post-op walk
clouds take all morning
to cross the sky
    Barbara Kaufmann

coyote collects
his shadow
    Barbara Sabol

playing his flute
to the rising sun
    Barbara Tate

morning chill
but i won’t turn up the heat
channeling dad
    Barrie Levine

New Year’s Day —
the sun sleeps late
    Bill Waters

once again
early morning dares to interrupt
my deepest sleep
    Blue Waters

morning forecast
a blue jay feather
on the front stoop
    Brad Bennett

morning dreams
mourning doves
    Bryan D. Cook

morning grey
dried to the spoon
an old teabag
    Bryan Rickert

driving backroads
in the morning rain
all is calm
    C. Robin Janning

what luck
these collards on the stove
new year’s morn
    C.R. Harper

first light
pristine snow
on the path
    Carol Judkins

solstice dawn
the first thing I read
    Carole Johnston

feeling my age —
even before breakfast
I check the obits
    Carole MacRury

dawn stirring sparrows
    Caroline Skanne

the storm continues
I finish the whole pot
by noon
    Charles Trumbull

snow geese
unzip the morning sky
my journey starts
    Chen-ou Liu

dim sum breakfast
at the steamy table
small talk
    Christina Chin

dark morning
still deeply steeped
in nightmares
    Christina Sng

morning walk
feeling as relaxed
as a wet noodle
    Claire Vogel Camargo

spider at dawn
a wireless network
    Dan Iulian

morning coffee —
my haiku mind
    Deborah Burke Henderson

morning roar
of the juicer
winter oranges
    Deborah P Kolodji

winter morning
a warm breath
on the orchid
    Donna Fleischer

morning mist . . .
mom doesn’t remember
dad’s name
    Florin C. Ciobica

morning tea —
sharing the verandah
with a ring-necked parrot
    Geethanjali Rajan

slow morning
the steady hum
from the cast iron kettle
    Hifsa Ashraf

first scribbles
in my new journal
morning bird songs
    Jackie Chou

sixteen eyes
staring as I wake —
her stuffed animals
    Janice Doppler

dawn light . . . each dune . . . slowly shape shifting
    Jay Friedenberg

this morning too
mama dancing
with Frank Sinatra
    Jill Lange

morning alarm clock
reset three times
then unplugged
    Jim Mazza

fly fishing
at dawn in Montana
still outwitted by bass
    Jo Balistreri

morning sun
reveals a gold ring
lost on last night’s walk
    Joan Leotta

blown back
my evening prayer
repeated in morning light
    Joanna Ashwell

my dog still searches for
the morning newspaper
    John J. Dunphy

morning flowers
and the wavy shadow
of a centipede
    Jorge Giallorenzi

morning video call —
mum asks me
to come back soon
    Julia Guzman

early wake up call
the rooster
who lives next door
    Kath Abela Wilson

my mug for morning tea
sports a spotted hen . . .
i call her dottie
    Kathleen Kramer

cold foggy morning
only the geraniums
give my world color
    Katya Sabaroff Taylor

grey morning
if only our paths
would cross again
    kris moon

white dawn
a poem writes itself
in my head
    Kristen Lindquist

morning . . .
i release the night
from my breath
    Lakshmi Iyer

enough early sun
to make the ice lawn
look like quartz
    Laurinda Lind

dew anoints a headstone angel
    Lorraine A. Padden

mid morning
an eagle glides
around my lethargy
    Madhuri Pillai

morning rush
at the red light
    Margaret Walker

lotus opening
the sequence of my
sun salutation
    Marilyn Fleming

eucalypt canopy
a koala stretches its paw
towards morning sun
    Marilyn Humbert

sunny morning
the snowman loosens
his scarf
    Marta Chocilowska

cars awash
with cherry blossoms . . .
first light
    Mary Kendall

even the chipped mug
looks beautiful
this rainy morning
    Maya Daneva

in the snow
and silence of the morning
a black cat tiptoes
    Michael Flanagan

early morning the ambling magic of mushrooms
    Michael Gallagher

slow rising sun
I beat the birds
to the feeders
    Michael G. Smith

i walk with doughnuts
into an orange sunrise
vivid as wildfire
    Mimi Foyle

blackbird’s song begins with the sun’s first rays
    Mirela Brailean

early morning reading the Torah no bees yet in the bee balm
    Miriam Sagan

breakfast surprise
the wren and i
face to face
    Nancy Shires

morning ritual
brewing basil tea
a haiku bubbles
    Neena Singh

old postman
my morning mail
and a tip of his hat
    Pat Davis

crime fiction my perfect start to the day
    Paul Beech

hungry eyes
four feral cats pace waiting
for breakfast
    Pris Campbell

street fish market
the salty taste
of morning traffic
    Richard L. Matta

sunny morning
I lose my shadow
in the grove
    Rosa Clement

morning fog
the screech of
bus tyres
    Sherry Grant

morning lurches on
the cat remains unconvinced
of most ideas
    Stacey Murphy

stunning red sunrise
forecast of coming snowfall
please . . . some deep, deep drifts
    Sue Norvell

black crow caw-cawing
the only thing between me
and a morning nap
    Teresa Yatsko

blueberries tumbling in the colander my morning plans
    Theresa A. Cancro

morning clouds
i pull the night
back into my bones
    Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

winter milking
popping outside a minute
to see the rising sun
    Tina Wright

one stone buddha blinks
to another
    Tom Clausen

quiet morning
a scarecrow greets
the farmer
    Valentina Ranaldi-Adams

this little crack
to let morning light into
my favourite poem
    Vibeke Laier

last dawn
at the hospital window
jasmine blooms
    Wieslaw Karlinski

stirring oatmeal for us kids
dad remembers
cooking for the troops
    Wilda Morris

another gray morning
walking for miles
searching for the sun
    Yvonne Fisher

early morning walk
meeting a squirrel
with a great sense of humor
    Zee Zahava

for breakfast
bananas everywhere
    Zoe Grant