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Lauren McBride


first stars winking on . . .
hush . . . multi-legged musicians
begin their nocturne

This poem first appeared in Songs of Eretz Poetry Review (May 2017).
Used here with permission.

Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science, and membership in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Nominated for various awards, her work has appeared internationally in speculative and mainstream publications for adults and young adults. Lauren lives in Texas, where she enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for troops.



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Shoshauna Shy:
Beautiful, Lauren!
Posted 05/25/2022 07:52 PM
Lori Levy:
Love "multi-legged musicians."
Posted 05/25/2022 04:43 PM
I was enjoying cricket song in Eastern Washington recently. Wonderful haiku! Thank you Lauren.
Posted 05/25/2022 11:01 AM
I love the Japanese form for its brevity.
Posted 05/25/2022 09:04 AM
Love the musicality and mystery of this haiku . . . thank you Lauren!
Posted 05/25/2022 08:16 AM

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