Creatrix 25 Haiku

June 2014

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

Contributors:

Jesus Chameleon

Robert Kania

Jan Napier

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Vasile Moldovan

Julie Thorndyke

Jayashree Maniyil

Nancy May

Margaret Ferrell

Max Babi

Shloka Shankar

Simon Hanson

Ramesh Anand

Yesha Shah Surat

Kashinath Karmakar

Natasha Adams

Samar Ghose

Rose van Son

Maureen Sexton

Coral Carter

Geethanjali Rajan

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

Earl Livings

Marisa Fazio

Meryl Manoy

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

Ruby Michael

Dr. Kumarendra Mallick

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child’s hair… perpetual mountain range

sickle –
a body lies
in a field

Jesus Chameleon

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full moon –
remembering the steps

of Neil Armstrong

first cry –
a teenage mother
turns her head

Robert Kania

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out of work
astronomers
moonlighting

Jan Napier

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wind
tracing a finger
across water

between gusts
a sigh

chiffon and lace
no one dare move

tears
the day the son
won’t rise

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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changing weather –
from the snowman’s eyes
drops of tears

snow melt ­–
instead of the snowman
a puddle

Vasile Moldovan

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morning sun
through torn lace curtains
a drift of birdsong

red specks
across the evening harbour
ferries in the fog

Julie Thorndyke

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lingering –
the busker’s hat fills
with cherry blossoms

autumn leaves –
all the flavours
in my popsicle

Jayashree Maniyil

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afternoon thunder
twins
in your ultrasound

winter sunset
friends come
to spread your ashes

Nancy May

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mackerel sky
fish and chips
at the wharf

Margaret Ferrell

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promises
you never kept –
junk in my mind
Max Babi

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half-moon –
just the glow-worms and me

fiery skies –
the silence between us
deepens
waxing gibbous –
I tiptoe towards
my shadow

road trip
a spring rainbow
trails behind

dusky skies –
somewhere a daisy
closes in

summer night –
a shaft of moonlight
my bedfellow

night drive –
my shifting thoughts
at every turn

Shloka Shankar

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blowing out the candle
moonlight fills the room

tidal moon   another slow waltz
visiting
the ancient ruins
a new moon

around the silos
a rat’s preference
for shadows

porcelain figurines
in the store window
sunset glazed
Simon Hanson

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distant hill
a river carrying
the spring
peak hour
a flock of sparrows pass
the evening moon

autumn sky
patches of twilight
in the falling leaf

Ramesh Anand

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baby’s smile –
bridging their hearts
once again

yellowed leaf –
how far it blows
from home

scarlet dawn –
reluctant to break away
from his embrace

hopscotch –
with each jump the bounce
of her curls

Yesha Shah Surat

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mountain path –
at every turn
a new moon

old sycamore –
the heart between our names
larger now

sleepless night –
a slice of moonlight
in between us

rain brings us
under the same umbrella –
quarrelling

hula hooping –
a gypsy girl’s hips
sway my mind

Kashinath Karmakar

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rain forecast
pink and greys
on the line

burnt wheat stubble
farmer’s five o’clock shadow

Natasha Adams

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old photo album
we as kids our kids –
spring again

Poppy Day –
some buttons missing
on his old trench coat

midnight run
the canoe slices
the moon
Samar Ghose

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octogenarian
a shortcut through the park

Rose van Son

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at cliff’s edge
darkness divides the moon’s glow

sunrise
a flutter of lorikeets
above us

ballet in the park
among the azaleas
we sip wine

amber light
a dragonfly lands
on my windscreen

Maureen Sexton

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shadow of the grapevine trails
through the pool fence

Coral Carter

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snow clouds –
she carries a bouquet
of baby’s breath

summer sunset –
we wait for the bling
to come on

full moon –
the stretch of her dress
at the baby bump

Geethanjali Rajan

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wintry gale
golden wattle blossoms
in the post box

rear paddocks
stained purple ­–
with Paterson’s curse

her bridal veil
too moth-eaten
to recognise

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

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dawn song
child in bed
practising her alphabet

Earl Livings

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the camouflage
of stick insects – a twig
leaps out of my hands

soft
the underside of sage leaves
your lips upon mine

blood moon
I search for my mother
amongst the stars

Marisa Fazio

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cone shell
spiral
caught in whirlpool

Meryl Manoy

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misty night
all her signals
misread

the mousetrap
yet again the shrew
plays Houdini

gust of wind
I wrap my hands round
the oil lamp

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

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night jasmine –
walking the long driveway

 

cutting a boiled egg
the weave of the white
tablecloth

another birthday
my toddler is a dinosaur

Ruby Michael

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rainy day –
the kids reverse their caps
to collect water

Dr. Kumarendra Mallick

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