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Issue 7: March 2021
Haiku: 9 words
Haiku: 14 words
By Martin Settle

Two Micro-Poems


smooth stream
with one thought rippling
around a rock



the sun is up
but the mountain
keeps its head
under a white quilt


Martin Settle
Issue 7, March 2021

is a writer and assemblage artist who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has master’s degrees in English and Communications and has taught for 32 years, the last 17 of which were at UNC Charlotte.

Mr. Settle has been awarded The Thomas McDill Award and The Poetry of Courage Award (both from the North Carolina Poetry Society), the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, and the Griffin-Farlow Haiku Award. He is the author of a chapbook, Maple Samaras (Wild Leek Press, 2018), and three books of poetry: The Backbone Alphabet (self-published via Xlibris, 2017) and two published by Main Street Rag, The Teleology of Dunes (2015) and Coming to Attention: developing the habit of haiku (2016).

Author’s website: www.martinsettleartist.com

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