JOYCE  RYCKMAN


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2014 — 2021


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beads clicking

how many mantras

before enlightenment


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smoke from my candle

Haiku Canada

Members’ Anthology, 2020


Aurora Borealis

not only birds

fly above the trees


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at the water’s edge

Haiku Canada

Members’ Anthology, 2019


silence

amid the tributes

a paper crane


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a Gift of Silence,

A Haiku Tribute to Leonard,

Éditions des petits nuages,

Ottawa, Ontario, 2018


a sideways glance—

one strawberry plant

ripening


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in midsummer

everyone shivering

around the fire


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children's laughter

amidst the ruins

flourishing grass


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Wordlesss

Haiku Canada

40 years of haiku, 2017


these ghosts in the forest—

a lost generation

waiting


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SAILING INTO THE MOON

Haiku Canada

Members’ Anthology, 2016


first salmon shared

the bones

return to the river


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comparing tattoos

Haiku Canada

Members’ Anthology, 2015


branch to branch

a sparrow

glass


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Painting Sunlight,

A Trilingual Canadian Haiku Anthology

Wah,

Ottawa, Ontario, 2015


You tell me everyone is leaving on different ships. Your thoughts uncomplicated as you do not censure the edges of now and to-come.  You insist that you have preserved everything. Have you included the memories of your father humming Bolero, your twin sisters shifting in unison to the beat? I note that you are one whose footprints step slowly across the sea-dunes and I wonder how do you understand a default place?  A migration?  An immigration?    From America you write to say this is what it means to dip my fingers into the waves.  I’m touching home.


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Big Splash, network poetico

Caterina Davinio, Anthology / Installation, 2015

Doric Room, Royal Palace, Naples, Italy

original poem revised 2020


yellow-leafed morning

the sunniest spot

taken


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WAH Bilingual Haiku Journal,

Vol. 1, No.3,

Punjabi Haiku Fioaum,

Ottawa, Ontario, 2014


sunbeam

gobbles sunbeam

spider silk


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WAH Bilingual Haiku Journal,

Vol. 1, No.3,

Punjabi Haiku Fioaum,

Ottawa, Ontario, 2014


black ink—

her name on a list

in a shelter


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horses’ hooves

Haiku Canada

Members’ Anthology, 2013


at the hospital entrance—

winter sunrise

in the taxi’s mirror


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a far galaxy

Haiku Canada

Members’ Anthology, 2018


waiting to connect

Zoom

my new best friend


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random sampling

Haiku Canada

Members’ Anthology, 2021