The last of these Haiku won honorable mention in the 2018 Haiku contest of the 34th annual Arizona Matsuri Festival, to be held this weekend. It can be found on page 64 of the free e-book. For more information on the festival and a look at V. Hosking’s winning haiku, see her blog.
still stand, blossom and bear fruit,
shelter bats and birds.
Desert moon perches
on a mountain’s back, calling
climbers to the sky.
Thunder rolls; parched plants,
now drenched, raise grateful fragrance
under summer sun