On the Ninth Day of Christmas, we bring you Reuben Woolley, Debbie Strange, Luigi Coppola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

another blue requiem

 

see this she says

my autonomous shadows dancing

distant

from any sun i know / a different step

& still

december

are lights

in all these histories &

children

grow old & die

just the same she says

 

 

 

Reuben Woolley has been published in quite a few magazines, such as Tears in the Fence, Lighthouse, The Interpreter’s House, IS&T, Proletarian Poetry, and in the anthology The Dizziness of Freedom. He has five books to his name, the most recent one is some time we are heroes with The Corrupt Press. Another book is to be published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press in 2019, this hall of several tortures. Editor of I am not a silent poet and The Curly Mind.

 

 

 

 

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fog deepens
the sound of rabbits
nibbling night

*

on the tundra
caging a winter sky
caribou bones

*

snowy field
the owls we thought
were stones

 

 

 

 

Debbie Strange is an internationally published short form poet and haiga artist from Canada. Her most recent books include the chapbook, A Year Unfolding (Folded World 2017) and the full-length collection, Three-Part Harmony: Tanka Verses (Keibooks 2018). :

Note: these haiku were placed respectively in the following competitions: Grand Prize, 2016 World Haiku Competition: 3rd Place, 2014 United Haiku and Tanka Society Hortensia Anderson Haiku Awards:Honourable Mention, 2017 Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition

 

 

The Harvester

There is a darkness coming
a little at first, just ahead of the rest

His breath is a slow yawn
it draws in a shade
a cold and a rustling
everything sleeping, drying

An idiot-ox striding
his March drawing blood from flower
herb from hand

The stampede lasts for months

He is the Harvester
hoof and horn
giggling and dribbling

with the sun on his back
and snow in his mouth

 

 

 

Luigi Coppola has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize twice, appeared in Worple Press’s The Tree Line anthology and has print and online publications, including in Acumen, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Iota, Magma and The Rialto  

 

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