Maya Daneva

Maya Daneva is Bulgarian-born Canadian, currently living and working in the Netherlands. Her senryu have appeared in Failed Haiku, Canada Haiku Review, Under the Basho, Frogpond, Wales Haiku, The Zen Space, and Bamboo Hut. In October 2020, Maya’s senryu earned the Second Prize of the Haiku Foundation’s Monthly Haiku Kukai.


 

first date
the labyrinth’s code
unknown

World Haiku Review, Autumn Issue 2020

aperture
a pupil stares at the moon
through a straw

Failed Haiku Volume 5, Issue 55, 2020

waxing moon
he searches
her dark sides

The Bamboo Hut Nr. 4 2020

after a summer hailstorm
I catch a whiff of
the neighbor’s barbecue

The Bamboo Hut Nr. 4 2020

a piano lesson
all those notes
my son skips

The Haiku Foundation Dialogue – Opposites Attract, Sept 16, 2020

night shift
the morning coffee
before heading home

The Haiku Foundation Dialogue – Opposites Attract, Sept 2, 2020

naked snail
the way she feels
on Instagram

The Zen Space, Autumn 2020

her smile
under her mask
wrinkles

The Zen Space, Autumn 2020

wearing masks
the triumph of
the genuine smile

The Zen Space, Autumn 2020

seashore
the waves bury our steps
with empty shell

The Zen Space, Autumn 2020

intensive care
a live line or a dead-end
through an i-pad

Failed Haiku Volume 5, Issue 56, 2020

cancer diagnosis
the beak of a magpie pecking
at a sunflower head

Failed Haiku Volume 5, Issue 56, 2020

PhD defense
only my reflection
follows my talk

Chrysanthemum Nr. 28, Oct 2020

Alpine roadside church
a disinfector guards
the door

Chrysanthemum Nr. 28, Oct 2020