Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
November-December 2004, Volume 2, Number 6

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Juanito Escareal: Haiku

war's wake . . .  
oil-covered birds find refuge  
on the shore  
  Clouds of Magellan
  a grayish stench hovers above
gray morning -- the scavengers' mountain
orchard spider webs whiten  
with dew  
  the car thief
  also took with him
scent of jasmine plum blossoms
through the open window  
cricket song  


Juanito Escareal regularly submits haiku to Fuyoh/Rose Mallow, a quarterly haiku magazine published in Japan. He has a haiku published in the edge of light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2003, the World Haiku Association, World Haiku Review, Heron's Nest, and other e-zines.

He was a member of the Pointed Radishes team that won the first Global Haiku Tournament in 2002 sponsored by the World Haiku Club. He has placed in the World Haiku Festival Anthology competition (WHF2000) and the WHC-Charnwood Arts haikuWORKS kukai; and won awards in the 1999 Annual People's International Haiku and Senryu Contest, and the 1998 Ito-en New Haiku Contest.

Juanito's other published works include: renku, rengay, and tanka.

Juanito lives in Hercules, CA with his family.