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Mary Davila

Mary Davila

Born: May 21 in Buffalo New York, USA
Resides: Buffalo, New York, USA
E-mail: mary7rey (at) gmail (dot) com

Mary started writing at the age of 50. She relies on her faith for everything including her writing. She retired from Citizenship and Immigration Services in 2006 and claims that retirement is far better than she ever imagined. Her interests include photography, gardening and most recently, making rosaries. Mary and her husband Frank are members of a Creative Expression writers group. In addition to haiku, Mary also writes free verse and creates haiga. Her haiku and haiga have been published in The Heron’s Nest, Notes From the Gean, Daily Haiga, Simply Haiku, Haigaonline, Sketchbook, Modern Haiga, Lynx, World Haiku Association, and moonset.

Awards and Other Honors: Second Place, Caribbean Kigo Kukai #07 (Sept. 2009); Second Place, Caribbean kukai #5 (July 2009); First Place, Sketchbook kukai (August 2008); First Place Sketchbook kukai (June 2008); Second Place Shiki kukai, Free Format (May 2007).

Selected Work
snow moon
bitter wormwood
still on her tongue
petals drift
from the butterfly tree . . .
fragrant rain
frayed pages
fall from her prayer book–
end of chemo
neighborhood watch
a rainbow slips
over the fence
stinging nettle . . .
the bee's shadow
swells into mine
raindrops . . .
old bush warblers
rest their wings

Credits: "snow moon" - The Heron's Nest XII:1 (2010); "frayed pages" - Notes From the Gean 1: 4 (2010); "stinging nettle" - Notes From the Gean 1:3 (2009); "petals drift" - Notes From the Gean 1:3 (2009); "neighborhood watch" - Notes From the Gean 1:3 (2009); "raindrops" - moonset (Autumn/Winter 2008).

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