Creatrix 11 Haiku

December 2010

 

Selectors/Editors: Rose van Son, Maureen Sexton
Administration: Maureen Sexton

Contributors:

Jennifer McRae-Poulter

Coral Carter

Tatjana Debeljacki

Quendryth Young

Cynthia Rowe

Elio Novello

Derek Fenton

Kevin Gillam

Meryl Manoy

John McMullan

Dean Meredith

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Liz Nicholls

 


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etched on dawn
a fish-bone pine survives
the fire

banksia flower
sometimes fireworks
sometimes candle

bauhinia poised
to discover flight
atop twig tips

grey sheep grazing
the mountains of the moon
on a cloudy night

Jennifer McRae-Poulter

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late afternoon
long shadows
bar code the road

road kill fast food
self serve customers
– crows

Coral Carter

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old chestnut tree
with shadows of leaves
sky eagle

Tatjana Debeljacki

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new day
the rising pitch
of a boiling kettle

a seagull
over the lake …
underwings aglow

orb-weaver
a trail of gutted flies
across the web

mid-summer
a white feather tinged
with yellow

writing late –
a plover’s call
etched on the night

take off …
a swamp hen walks
on water

Quendryth Young

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Christmas lily
his gift opened
early

sculptures by the sea–
the tattooed man
reflective

homecoming…
the empty snail shell
filled with light

observatory
a Beijing tourist
weeps at the stars

pay day
a money spider
in the washroom

morning fog…
hiss of oars
on the river

Cynthia Rowe

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searing summer night
limp eucalyptus leaves
shiver blue in moonlight

life’s traffic light cycle
red green amber red
birth growth aging death

Shiki* has TB
he catches a common cold
a-haiku!  a-haiku!
we all fall down

Elio Novello

* Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902), one of the great haiku masters, credited with revitalising Haiku poetry form. He died young, of complications from tuberculosis.

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Senryu For Your Supper

A haiku dinner
only five, seven and five
tiny plates of snacks…

seven grains of rice
miniscule dish of soy sauce
and five hungry guests.

Derek Fenton

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sky’s canvas
scrawl of cirrus
unread

Kevin Gillam

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spring shoots
the child has grown
two inches

shaking feather pillows
two doves preening

Meryl Manoy

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warm colours moving
in a world full of monsters
a ladybird creeps

a kaleidoscope
dazzles on blue ceiling
another sun sets

John McMullan

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she spreads her fishnets
and is satisfied
he’s quite a catch

sunlight beckons
swim up
swim up

Dean Meredith

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dip of the oar
ripples the silver shimmer –
wavers reflections

tiered brown hills
spread to the horizon –
farmer’s furrowed brow

freshly ploughed
paddock all furrows
his hands

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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soft sweet berries
the old mans smile
full of gaps

warming the nest
strands of soft white hair
my old border collie

Liz Nicholls

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