Clay Therapy ~ Blithe Spirit, vol. 28, n. 1, March 2018

clay therapy…
all the shapes
of the unsaid

Maria Laura Valente

Blithe Spirit, Journal of the British Haiku Society, volume 28, number 1, March 2018, edited by Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy.



Syllables in B/W ~ Otata, 27, March 2018

Syllables in B/W

x-rays /
something darker
in the dark

long recovery…
streams of consciousness
in slow motion

wounded cocoon –
I take some time
to linger on

white dusk –
behind closed windows
no smell of snow

craft beers –
the aftertaste of sorrow

Maria Laura Valente

Otata 27, March 2018, edited by John Martone.




Sunday Brunch ~ Golden Triangle Haiku Contest 2018 ~ selected for public exhibition in Washington DC

Questo mio haiku sarà esposto a Washington per tutto il mese di Marzo, assieme ai componimenti degli altri autori selezionati nel Golden Triangle Haiku Contest 2018 (101 su 1675 entries).

This haiku of mine has been selected in the Golden Triangle Haiku Contest for public exhibition in Washington DC (March 2018).


3 haiku sul tema della Wanderung ~ Le Lumachine #26 (Gennaio 2018)

pellegrinaggio –
mi accompagna in silenzio
la mia ombra

al crocevia
ho imboccato il sentiero
meno battuto

alba silvestre –
su ogni filo d’erba
stille di luce

Maria Laura Valente

Le Lumachine, numero 26, Gennaio 2018 ~ periodico fondato e diretto da Stefano d’Andrea.

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5 Haiku ~ Otata 26 (1 Feb. 2018)

lost lullaby…
my parents’ voices
from next room

after a fight –
the bitter taste
of next morning coffee

blind mirror –
the fine art of avoid
my own gaze

first rain of spring –
from me to us
smell of wet tarmac

red moon –
a wish silently slips
in our bed

Otata, issue #26, February 2018, edited by John Martone