Creatrix 8 Haiku

March 2010

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

Contributors:

Nicholas Barwell and Liz Nicholls

Liz Nicholls

Nicholas Barwell

Cynthia Rowe

Marilyn Dorothea King

Quendryth Young

John McMullan

Meryl Manoy

Sally Clarke

Geoff Stevens

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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missing the fledglings chirp –
I find an empty nest

Nicholas Barwell and Liz Nicholls
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after yoga –
the chant brings
sudden peace

shells
decorate the shore –
grandmother’s pearl brooch

Liz Nicholls
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the cat’s tail
says no
to brussel sprouts

Nicholas Barwell
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spring morning –
our old Siamese
goes away to die

fluttering ensign
the speedboat wash
splits the harbour

maize crop
the backpacker
thumbs a ride

bush walk –
swinging the baby
into tap drips

bellbird –
the roadside cafe
smell of fried eggs

fancy dress –
her eyes behind
the black mask

Cynthia Rowe
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golden leaves
nestle among rubbish
city Autumn

Marilyn Dorothea King
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galah
the brightest feathers
under the wing

burning feet
the screech
of a cricket

tidal flats
a hermit crab drags its shell
over holes

NATURE PARK –
a sparrow squats
on the toilet wall

picnic area
the kookaburra thwacks
a sausage

Quendryth Young
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—- downsizing
cutting the bodies
burying the skeletons

cyclists
pedalling furiously
to slow aging

John McMullan
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dying day
fishermen casting
long shadows

squawking gulls
at the picnic table
children squabble

sultry morning
magpies probe for food
aerating lawn

Meryl Manoy
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she kicks off
white wedding shoes
sand between the toes

fern garden
through glass
a blue tongue lizard

orange sunflowers
in the tank

a dead goldfish

Sally Clarke
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hair-triggers click:
the chrysalis’s finger’s
metamorphosis

Geoff Stevens
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smoke swirls
in the grass a snake
slithers

her fingers
long and slender
eucalyptus leaves

summer heat
even the strong
bow down

Gary Colombo De Piazzi
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