Carol RaisfeldCarol Raisfeld

Carol Raisfeld lives in Atlantic Beach, a barrier island close to New York City, USA. Her poetry, art and photography appear worldwide in print, online journals and anthologies.
Twitter: @carol_red



bus stop —
he lets the mini skirt
board first

Simply Haiku, Autumn 2007, vol 5 no3


a cricket's falsetto
from the lingerie drawer

Frogpond 34.3 2011


just married -
a friendship of many years
begins to end

Failed Haiku  April 2016


watching the dogs
she asks about the birds
and the bees

Simply Haiku, Summer 2007, vol 5 no 2


viagra heist
police still looking
for the hardened criminals

Frogpond  v.33 no 3 Fall 2010


birthday gift -
the puppy looks back
at its mother

World Haiku Review  v2, I 3: Nov. 2002


defiant fart --
objection sustained
he approaches the bench

Failed Haiku  May 2016


gossip column—
only the ink remains

World Haiku Review  Vol 5 Issue1 - 2005 (Editor's Choice: The Grand Best)  *
naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary international haiku 2016

* The critique of this senryu by Susumu Takiguchi is worth reading


fainting at the sound
of the F-word ...
she misses the sunset

Simply Haiku  Spring 2005, vol 3 no 1


after the divorce
a miracle . . .
his hearing returns

Simply Haiku, Winter 2005, vol 3 no 4


breakfast together –
the silence about things
that matter

The Red Moon Anthology 2003
Simply Haiku, Summer 2006,vol 4 no 2


anniversary gift —
filling her old sweater
with new cleavage

Simply Haiku  Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


April Fool's
sending the kids to buy
elbow grease

KUKAI April 2009 First Place


garage sale -
the flowered couch on which
I became a woman

Simply Haiku, Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2
La Lune dans les cheveux, 88 femmes plus un 2010


my brother's cannabis crop died
leaving him disjointed

Frogpond  33.3 2010


sudden windbreak -
everyone pauses
to stare at the dog

Simply Haiku  Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


pushy as ever —
at the séance they hear
from Aunt Maggie

Simply Haiku  Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


steamy sex
in the church parking lot --
amazing Grace

Simply Haiku  Autumn 2005, vol 3 no 3


feng shui -
his feet face south
hers face north

Failed Haiku  April 2016


between snores
and a tick of the clock
an erection

Simply Haiku  Autumn 2005, vol 3 no 3


just married -
home is where
your parked at

Failed Haiku  March 2017


closet renovation--
removing all her clothes
she nails the carpenter

Simply Haiku  Autumn 2005, vol 3 no 3


just married
eating the oysters
he used to hate

Simply Haiku  v4n2, 2006


reminder note —
to drop her pants
at the cleaners

Simply Haiku  Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1


the kids baptize Barbie
in the new toilet

Failed Haiku  March 2017