Creatrix 10 Haiku

September 2010

 

Selection/Editing/Administration Team: Rose Van Son, Dean Meredith, Maureen Sexton

Contributors:

Quendryth Young

Amanda Joy

Meryl Manoy

Sally Clarke

Rod Tinniswood

Liana Joy Christensen

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Terry Farrell

Glen Fletcher

Julie Watts

Tanya Jaw

John McMullan

Kate King

Cynthia Rowe


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a wave
reaches the shore –
circling tern

telegraph pole
a scribbly gum’s pattern
stained green

an echidna
disappears
native grasses

spring tide
a tern kisses the mouth
of the river

the colours
in an oyster shell
clearing sky

wetsuit
a board-rider squeezed
through the tube

the suck
of water on sand …
call of a gull

Quendryth Young

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tight lipped
prising oysters
from rocks

lost in the gorges
I follow the map
of flies on his back

crossing the Nullabor
the bones of my neck
crack as I tilt my head

goodbye note
porous nature of paper

Japanese bath house
big smile
no mask for my body

Amanda Joy
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children
blowing bubbles
chasing rainbows

patchwork shadows
among pine needles
woman knitting

watching lizards
sunning on bricks
I nod off

Meryl Manoy
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autumn
one russet leaf
still clings

hanging basket
honey-eater
probes nodding violet

morning light
on the table
a baby dove

Sally Clarke
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winter’s back
in black and white
her fashion statement

at his post
still watching the tide
one-legged seagull

twilight
a crow in a tree
is a branch

Rod Tinniswood
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winter puddle
oil spill
urban rainbows

summer dawns
tiny fingers grip
anemone

wide streets of old gold towns
sunflowers thrive

Liana Joy Christensen
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tethered
reflections –
boats

on parade
a line of white teeth –
beauty queens

Gary Colombo De Piazzi
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along the seashore
a grain of sand
caressed
by an entire ocean

Terry Farrell
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moon rising/
over what has fallen/
distant headlights

Glen Fletcher
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on the veranda
with the roof still dripping an
explosion of sun

my father’s tea
half drunk on a cloth
soaking up spillage

Spring
and over the ancient graves
riots of colour

pot hole
filled to the brim with water
a magpie drinking

winter in my face
Spring’s pale sun warms
my back

Julie Watts
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top real estate views
over a manicured park
a homeless man sits

starving for two days
raising money for the poor
she asks for her prize

sitting patiently
as her photo is taken
the blind woman smiles

Tanya Jaw
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children leave home
replaced
by puppy love

solitary egret
contemplates
its next move

John McMullan
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takeaway wrappers
flap across the park
cockatoos’ picnic

Kate King
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life drawing
the radiator nabbed
by the studio cat

an uprooted gum
sinks into the river…
kite surfer rises

earth hour…
threading beads
by moonlight

frosty night
sorting his socks
into matching pairs

Cynthia Rowe
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