gathering dusk . . .
a ripple in the meadow
where the fox goes

—Ellen Compton

spring dawn
the whole sky blooming
cotton candy

—Ryland Shengzhi Li
Kingfisher 3 (2021)

seeing the bell
not ring

—Lee Giesecke
bottle rockets 22 (2010)

mussel shell
in my palm
blue twilight

—Elizabeth Black
Frogpond 44.3 (2021)

the roses shift
into shadow

—Roberta Beary
Grand Prize 10th Kusamakura Haiku Competition

Towpath Haiku is a local haiku poetry group in the National Capital Region of the USA. We meet regularly to workshop haiku, talk craft, and enjoy community with other haiku poets.