Saturday, December 7, 2013

Biding Time, selected poems by: h. gene murtha

BIDING TIME, selected poems by:  H. Gene Murtha

Biding Times, is a collection of poetry: haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun.  A collection  compiled between 2001 and 2013.  Over 115 poems within the perfect bound covers.  This is a limited first run, accompanied by an audio CD.  Orders are being accepted now, through PayPal, account number:  gmu9240555 (at) yahoo (dot) com
No spaces (   Prices are for the book and CD.  $15.00 within the USA.  $17.00 Canada and Mexico.  $19.00 Overseas, to reserve your copy.  If you would rather send a Money Order, that is fine just contact me for the information 
Biding Time will hit the streets June,  2014.

biding time
spit drips down
the thistle

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Haiku News

If anyone is in the Philadelphia, Camden, NJ. area, March, Saturday, March 3, 2012.
Tom Painting will be presenting a haiku workshop from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at
the Sacred Heart Church cafeteria, 1739 Ferry Ave., Camden, NJ 08104.
Fees: $10.00 per person, which includes lunch. Anyone who plans to attend, and
would like to have their work considered for workshop, submit up to 3 haiku by
February 16, 2012 to Michele L. Robinson: robinson(dot)m(dot)l(at)comcast(dot)net
Register by February 16, 2012. Please send a $10.00 check with contact information
to: Mary Heron, 824 Widener Road, Elkins Park, PA. 19027.
Questions, email Mary H. Heron at:
After the workshop, the NVHA is offering a tour of the Waterfront South Arts District.
Note: donations are always welcome. Annual Membership is $10.00 per year, Lifetime
Membership is $50.00, a onetime fee.

Monday, July 18, 2011

for the Nick Virgilio Haiku Assoc.

originally written during the Virgilio Memorial Reading, June 2006, & a tanka:

memorial reading:
in between Walt Whitman
and Virgilio
an egret, steadfast--
pure white & naked

Monday, April 11, 2011


we lean
into one another's
broken parts
a pair of thrush
rebuild their nest

*for Inky

gazing out upon
the breakwater
everything I've lost
everything I've birthed

sharing love
with another child
I count
the different shapes
of each snowflake

an iris
trapped in a vase
like love
there are things
we never wanted

and cane pole
I search
the pond's edge
for an answer

a hopi carves
the kachina from cottonwood
my roots too
are plucked like shavings
from the whittler's knife

note: the Hopi are an south western Native American Tribe, a Kachina is a doll.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Barry George, Wrecking Ball & other Urban Haiku


Dear fellow haiku poets & friends:

I am proud to announce the publication of my chapbook; Wrecking Ball & other Urban Haiku from Accents Publishing. A haiku chronicle of the seasons in my home city, Philadelphia, it collects poems that have appeared in haiku journal in recent years, with some new poems as well.

Perfect bound, 30 haiku, 30 pages; just $5 dollars. Reviewed in the current edition of Frogpond.

It is available from the publisher Accent Publishing:, from or from me:

Barry George
2011 Chestnut st., #11G
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

($5 plus $1 shipping & handling, within the USA). Please make Check out to: Barry George.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

when you think

when you think
you've heard it all--
brown thrasher

The Heron's Nest 11:4

Saturday, October 24, 2009

haiku, Acorn # 23, fall 2009

new moon. . .
an old woman speaks
of the emptiness

ancient trail
footprints fade
with the dew