photo : Jessica Blair

haiku : Joyce Ryckman

Moonlight Haiku,

Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, Ontario, 2020



nothing stirs

the whiteness on the windows

this morning


hanging clouds

their pale shadows

resting


























caligraphy + drawing : Ion Cadrescu

haiku : Joyce Ryckman

The Wanderer Brush

Ion Codrescu,, Red Moon Press, Virginia, U.S.A.,2020



beads clicking

how many mantras

before enlightenment


smoke from my candle

Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2020



Aurora Borealis

not only birds

fly above the trees


at the water’s edge

Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2019



silence

amid  the tributes

a paper crane


Gift of Silence, A Haiku Tribute to Leonard,

Éditions des petits nuages, Ottawa, Ontario, 2018



at the hospital entrance—

winter sunrise

in the taxi’s mirror


a far galaxy

Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2018


a sideways glance—

one strawberry plant

ripening


in midsummer

everyone shivering

around the fire



children's laughter

amidst the ruins

flourishing grass


Wordlesss

Haiku Canada 40 years of haiku, 2017


these ghosts in the forest—

a lost generation

waiting


SAILING INTO THE MOON

Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2016


first salmon shared

the bones

return to the river


comparing tattoos

Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2015




branch to branch

a sparrow

glass


Painting Sunlight, A Trilingual Canadian Haiku Anthology

Wah, Ottawa, Ontario, 2015



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


edited poem

Big Splash, network poetico

Caterina Davinio, Anthology / Installation, 2015



yellow-leafed morning

the sunniest spot

taken


WAH Bilingual Haiku Journal, Vol. 1, No.3,

Punjabi Haiku Fioaum, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014



sunbeam

gobbles sunbeam

spider silk


WAH Bilingual Haiku Journal, Vol. 1, No.2,

Punjabi Haiku Fioaum, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014



black ink—

her name on a list

in a shelter


horses’ hooves

Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology, 2013