Ash Wednesday Haiku
John J. Dunphy
Compiled on February 22, 2023 — Ash Wednesday.
on the arrested protester’s forehead
an ashen cross
Published in Failed Haiku, April 2021
groundskeeper removes beads
from a tombstone
Published in Fireflies’ Light, issue 22
Ash Wednesday shower
a pedestrian shields
Published in Frogpond 29:1
John J. Dunphy’s poetry collections include Stellar Possibilities, Zen Koanhead, pagan rites, Old Soldiers Fading Away, Dark Nebulae, Bullet Cluster and Touching Each Tree. He is also the author of non-fiction works such as Unsung Heroes of the Dachau Trials: The Investigative Work of the U.S. Army 7708 War Crimes Group, 1945–1947.