Creatrix 12 Haiku

March 2011

 

Selectors: Maureen Sexton and Rose van Son

Managing Editor: Sally Clarke

WebMaster: Chris Arnold

 

Contributors:

Maureen Sexton

Helen Oxnam

Elio Novello

John McMullan

Meryl Manoy

Cynthia Rowe

Liz Nicholls

Dean Meredith

Gary Colombo De Piazzi


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taking my pulse
the clock ticks
and I breathe

waiting for the train

I watch a baby magpie
leave the nest

what good is dust?
we flick it off daily
ah! a reminder

lost at the crossroads
I hear a kookaburra
laughing

a flap of wings
the cat waits
under shrubs

collecting firewood
I find an empty bird’s nest

Maureen Sexton

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bough unshaken
the pear slowly ripened
touched, drops to my hand

Helen Oxnam

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hot wind off dry land
makes Nordic blonde on beach sand
breeze past and raise heat

formal attire
black tails with preened white feather
penguin ball tonight

Elio Novello

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tendrils wave
as a cool breeze
brushes my hair

gliding pelicans
wings flung wide
ski to a halt

John McMullan

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hot shower
reflection misty
morning after

spring cleaning
spider evicted
from corner

children
jumping waves
gulls screech

full moon
shimmering lake
fireflies

Meryl Manoy

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only the sound
of sneakers scrunching leaves…
bush walk

ginko
on the lookout
for brown snakes

garden seat
the rough trunk
of a white beech

dappled glade
a single frond arches
with the breeze

blackbutt
a blue plaque
on the brown stump

shredded bark…
yellow water swirling
around the pylon

Cynthia Rowe

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jasmine flowers
perfume the night
starry sky

Australia day
above the river
chrysanthemums
explode

Liz Nicholls

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ANZAC Day
marchers get younger
medals grow heavier

religiously
I park outside the church
one day I’ll go in

Dean Meredith

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old secrets stored in
the calligraphy of stone
traced by my fingers

purple lavender
slowly warming in the sun
the smell of her hair

white rose petals
fold around themselves
rumpled tissue

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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