The Heron's Nest

Volume XVIII, Number 3: September 2016

Haiku — page 11

winter cold—
a swan shakes off
the night

Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Nigeria

at the fridge a head-butt from the cat

Simon Hanson
Tamborine, Queensland
Australia

the click click
of bone collecting
winter dusk

Chen-ou Liu
Ajax, Ontario
Canada

the freezing rain showing all her teeth

Patrick Sweeney
Misawashi, Aomori-ken
Japan

without enemies
toy soldiers
defend the sofa

Peter Barnes
San Diego, California

the soft click of marbles an eye for an eye

Elmedin Kadric
Helsingborg, Sweden

sun streams
through the space between us—
spring thaw

Jeremy Bender
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada

spring cleaning
my neighbour hitting
a high note

Jörgen Johansson
Lidköping, Sweden

gene splicing
I rearrange flowers
of the garland

Pravat Kumar Padhy
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India

moonlight
through cherry blossoms
saké shimmers at the brim

Robert Witmer
Tokyo, Japan

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