Jumble Box Poem Selections

Jumble Box: Haiku and Senryu from National Haiku Writing Month, published in 2017 by Press Here and edited by Michael Dylan Welch, features 328 haiku and senryu by 100 poets, with artwork by Ron C. Moss. Order the book from Amazon. The following are twenty-eight selections from the book, one from each day of the month of February, which has been the official month for NaHaiWriMo every year since National Haiku Writing Month was first observed in 2011. 
See also Jumble Box Haiga Selections.” Also read the book’s introduction, “Opening the Jumble Box,” and afterword, “Next Steps with Haiku.”       +       +


February 1

jumble box
all my unfinished
haiku

                Greg Longenecker


February 2

wind in the branches
weather forecast
with sign language

                Viktoriya Marinova



February 3

winter moon
the A-bomb dome
casting a shadow

                Johnny Baranski



February 4

potter’s wheel
the way the clay
shapes her hands

                Terri L. French



February 5

ladies of the evening
waving as if they
knew me

                Michael Henry Lee



February 6

hospital doors
the comings and goings
of a winter’s day

                Robert Kingston



February 7

suggested edits
cut my enjoyment by half
—acceptance letter

                Eric Lohman



February 8

old barn door
open just enough
for time to pass

                Sandi Pray



February 9

cataract surgery—
the wrinkles
I never knew I had

                Pamela Cooper



February 10

traffic jam—
the unchanging rhythm
of windshield wipers

                Ida Freilinger



February 11

clean as a whistle—
and then I see
the whistle

                Paul David Mena



February 12

nice, but what is it?
a viewer’s head tilts sideways
at the spring art fair

                Linda Papanicolaou



February 13

scarlet begonias . . .
my mother is
still in the garden

                Devin Harrison



February 14

sunlight
the way a mother smiles
at her newborn

                Barbara Kaufmann



February 15

old neighborhood—
the climbing tree
beyond my reach

                Carole MacRury



February 16

sunbirds flit
in and out of sun beams
porch swing

                Anitha Varma



February 17

hunger moon . . .
the old hippie
tunes his guitar

                Robert T. Franson



February 18

a bumblebee drones
from flower to flower
slow news day

                Alison Williams



February 19

walking among
cherry blossoms
the blind couple

                John Hawk



February 20

quake anniversary
a lone spoonbill
stalks the mudflats

                Barbara Strang



February 21

falling apart
the construction worker’s
packed lunch

                Stella Pierides



February 22

leafing out . . .
baby’s first step
becomes his second

                Michele L. Harvey



February 23

peacock feathers one selfie after another

                Christine L. Villa



February 24

s NO w

                Sara Winteridge



February 25

level crossing . . .
roadside daisies nodding
to the wind

                Jayashree Maniyil



February 26

in the living room
dancing with our mother
father

                Joseph Connolly



February 27

Buddha under snow—
for him too
seasons move on

                Iocasta Huppen



February 28

shallow pond . . .
blue heron
in deep focus

                Corine Timmer