Creatrix 23 Haiku

December 2013

Selectors: Meryl Manoy, Rose van Son & Gary De Piazzi

Contributors:

Faye Teale – Clavi

Jayashree Maniyil

Jan Napier

Tyler Pruett

Judith Huang

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Rose van Son

Anne Curran

Jade Pisani

Jennifer Sutherland

Margaret Ferrell

Hazel Pruyn

Kashinath Karmaka

Duncan Richardson

Myron Lysenko

Matt Hetherington

Tash Adams

Meryl Manoy

Liz Nicholls

Lynne Talmont

Frances Faith


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_ fallen leaves
cruising down river
___ canoes

Faye Teale – Clavi

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spring noon …
a butterfly shadow
fades into the sun

abandoned home –
the smell of jasmine
across the fence

thick mist …
the smell of wood-fire
in her embrace

full moon –
all his eccentricities
on the screen

overnight rain …
all the leaves carry
an impression

 Jayashree Maniyil

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autumn leaves
brittle bones
the falling dream

a kiwi feather
caught in fern fronds
on the track

Jan Napier

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night brightens
distant thunder

church bells –
the pale leaves
not ready to let go

Tyler Pruett

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the department store
is now selling
deportment

the migratory bird
pulls his chest away
from his heart

no one has seen
the grey hands
of the millipede

Judith Huang

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rays of light
through trees
rake sand

water
the clarity of bells
tumbling over rocks

cooling
last night’s curry
in the fridge

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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Italian biscuits
nonna’s apron
folds

previously published in Paper Wasp 19(3) Spring 2013

paper weight –
a butterfly pins
tax return
________ previously published in Paper Wasp 19(3) Spring 2013

Rose van Son

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a bright pitcher
on the kitchen table …
our summer thirst

on the mantel
his retirement watch
eightieth  birthday
morning dew
an ornate tea cup
between pot plants

his voice
on the answerphone
– winter drizzle

electric blue –
a teenager in lycra
star jumps

Anne Curran

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scattered tulips
in the abandoned cornfield
her fresh footprints

freckles on her face
continue to appear –
starry sky

cumulus clouds –
the toddler turns her nose up
at cauliflower

the butterfly
lands on a dandelion –
birthday candle

Jade Pisani

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whirlpool
an ant
drowning in circles

by tank light all the tiny seahorses

cohabitation
the brown half
of the avocado

wind change
in the click
of a mouse

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the other side
of you appears

Jennifer Sutherland

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petrol pumps
lilies stand tall
in nearby patch

Christmas decorations
twelve corellas
on Norfolk pine

Margaret Ferrell

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beetle in distress
one flip and he’s off again
never looking back

Hazel Pruyn

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butcher shop-
the tremble of the goat
before and after

cold wave-
the news reader’s sneeze
goes uncut

winter solstice-
the dog shifts the puppies
one by one

super mall-
even the mannequin kid
taller than me

cracked earth-
the scarecrow too
is jobless

monsoon lull-
dragonflies fill the empty
clothesline

anniversary-
her lips taste
sweeter

Kashinath Karmakar

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commuter train
laptops catching
rhomboid skies

five years since
my last visit – dentist
I have sinned

numb from the dentist
buying cakes with
a lopsided grin

clean sand
________ stepping in
__________________ my daughter’s footprints

Duncan Richardson

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morning fog
on my brother’s grave
a frozen wreath

stumbling toward
my 60th birthday
cool change

empty mailbox
a  red magnolia falls
at my feet

angry words
a small maple leaf follows
us inside

building a room
he writes poetry
on a slab of wood

three of my family
in another state
partial eclipse

Myron Lysenko

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nature walk –
tying grass
onto my shoelace

too high
and too low –
the spiderweb

slowly
over the spiral notebook
a caterpillar

four a.m
a dog barks
five times

divorced –
the weather
is fine

Matt Hetherington

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sunset through cherry blossom
news of my mother’s death

Valentine’s Day –
on her doorstep
the Yellow Pages
summer equinox
the view through eyes
just opened

sunshine through clouds –
a petal floating
in the puddle

Tash Adams

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storm clouds
eclipse the sun
daisies fold

heat wave-
she stirs another jelly
set in her ways

azelia blossoms
open to bees – a visitor
knocks on my door

morning embrace
sunkissed daisies
unfold

vapour trails
over my steaming
cup of tea

Meryl Manoy

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grass tree spears
heavy with blossom
the dugite stirs

seagulls rest
among silver tipped rocks
full moon

mothers gold band
heavy on my finger
scent of rosemary

Liz Nicholls

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smoky mountain blue
cicadas, a chorus
dreaming

equine flesh
fascinating heels
$ ker-ching $

Lynne Talmont

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my boots doze
by the back door
boneless dogs

Frances Faith

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