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Sondra J. Byrnes

Sondra J. Byrnes

Born: December 29 1944 in Great Bend Kansas, USA
Resides: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Sondra J. Byrnes primarily writes haiku. Her poetry has been published in Frogpond, Prune Juice, A Hundred Gourds, Bones, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Moongarlic, among others. Along with short form poetry, Byrnes is interested in ikebana and chanoyu. Byrnes is a retired law and business professor from the University of Notre Dame; she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Twitter @SondraJByrnes .

Selected Work
his cracker crumbs―
when did i start
to notice?
fallen leaves―
we shift from being us
to you and me
blowing snow―
he speaks 
dinner for one―
she reheats the 
morning prayer
she knots and unknots
her apron strings
all the time
it takes


„his cracker crumbs“ – Prune Juice Issue 11, Nov. 2013; „fallen leaves“ – cattails Premier Edition: Jan. 2014; „blowing snow“ – Modern Haiku Vol. 45.2, Summer 2014; „dinner for one“ – tinywords issue 14.2, Nov. 27, 2014; „morning prayer“ – Frogpond Vol. 38:1, Winter 2015; „tea“ - The Heron's Nest Vol. XVII, No. 4, Dec. 2015.

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