By: M. Shayne Bell
rose buds, pink and white,
open . . .
first images of Pluto
flamingo-pink, a lake of it,
into sky-blue . . .
cut tulips—yellow, midnight purple, pink . . .
M. SHAYNE BELL received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (1991).
Bell's haiku have been published in Blithe Spirit: Journal of the British Haiku Society, Frogpond: Journal of the Haiku Society of America, Haikuniverse, The Heron's Nest, Mainichi Japan, Modern Haiku, Open Journal of Arts and Letters (O:JA&L), Shot Glass Journal, star 82 review, Sunstone, Tinywords, and The Wales Haiku Journal.
Bell's poetry has also been published in Amazing Stories, Asimov's, Cathexis Northwest Press, Dialogue, The Fibonacci Review, The Ghazal Page, High Shelf, Inscape, Kind Writers Literary Journal, Once Upon a Midnight (an anthology commemorating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"), Star*line, The Pillar, and Typishly, among others.