John J. Dunphy

Just Published in Issue 47 of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse

A Haiku by John J. Dunphy

outdoor craft festival

sea breeze advertises

the wind chimes vendor

John J. Dunphy’s poetry collections include Zen Koanhead, pagan rites, Old Soldiers Fading Away, Touching Each Tree, Stellar Possibilities, Bullet Cluster…

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My work in the summer 2022 issue of Akitsu Quarterly, A Haiku Journal

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John J. Dunphy

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Palm Sunday

a beggar at the church entrance

opens his hand

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soup kitchen

each diner given

a dyed egg

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the universe now smaller

I’ve lost

6 pounds

John J. Dunphy’s poetry collections include Zen Koanhead, pagan rites, Old Soldiers Fading Away, Touching Each Tree, Stellar Possibilities and Dark Nebulae. He owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois.

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MY WORK IN THE STARLIGHT SCIFAIKU REVIEW, SUMMER 2022 (ISSUE #2)

gym
the alien’s sweat
glowing

sperm bank
receptionist greets
the first alien donor

barbells floating
our space station’s gym
set to zero gravity

my DNA test
a distant ancestor
not of this world

moonlight walk
my blind date’s hand
suddenly furry

disgustingly ugly!
my shipwrecked crew and I meet
our first Earthling

John J. Dunphy

John is proud of the fact that he is one of scifaiku’s earliest poets. In other words, he’s both talented and old. Published collections of his scifaiku work include Stellar Possibilities, Dark Nebulae and pagan rites. He runs The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois, USA.

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A Haiku For Anyone Who Has Ever Attended A High School Class Reunion

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John J. Dunphy

high school reunion

our class bully shows up

with his support dog

— published in Frogpond 45:2

John J. Dunphy’s poetry collections include Zen Koanhead, pagan rites, Old Soldiers Fading Away, Touching Each Tree, Stellar Possibilities and Dark Nebulae. He owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois.

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A Haiku by John J. Dunphy, published on 6/13/22 in Cold Moon Journal

dad’s hummingbird feeder

now outside

his hospice window

John J. Dunphy’s poetry collections include Zen Koanhead, Touching Each Tree, pagan rites, Old Solders Fading Away, Dark Nebulae Stellar Possibilities.

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A one-liner haiku

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John J. Dunphy

John J. Dunphy’s poetry collections include Zen Koanhead, Old Soldiers Fading Away, pagan rites, Touching Each Tree, Stellar Possibilities and Dark Nebulae. He owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL.

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This Tanka appeared in hedgerow, issue 138

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John J. Dunphy

city street

spent shell casing

spent shell casing

corpse

spent shell casing

John J. Dunphy’s peotry collections include Touching Each Tree, Zen Koanhead, Old Soldiers Fading Away, pagan rites, Stellar Possibilities and Dark Nebulae. He owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL.

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A Poem Published in the Spring 2022 issue of Akitsu Quarterly

by

John J. Dunphy

gardening
the hoe handle plants
splinters in my hand

John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL. His poetry collections include Touching Each Tree, Zen Koanhead, Stellar Possibilities, Old Soldiers Fading Away, pagan rites and Dark Nebulae.

Photo by author.

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John J. Dunphy

John J. Dunphy

John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL USA. Google him to learn more about this enigmatic person who is such a gifted writer and poet.