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 Karmakar

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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