three monoku by Hifsa Ashraf

rain soaked newspaper his blatant lies



autumn leaves the cicada songs



deep forest the sound of my inner voice


Hifsa Ashraf is from Pakistan. She is a multilingual poet who writes poetry in English, Urdu, and Punjabi. She is the co-editor of haiku commentary blog-

In terms of her achievements, she won first place in the Third Annual Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition and third place in the Annual Tanka Contest 2017 by Mandy’s Pages. Her haiku and tanka received honourable mentions in The 19th HIA Haiku Contest and Mt. Fuji Tanka Grand Pix Contest, respectively. Her haiku, senryu, tanka, haiga, cherita, and free verse poems have been published in more than forty international journals and blogs.

Twitter: @hifsays

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