Creatrix 27 Haiku

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

Contributors:

Year 6/7 pupils, Hamilton Hill Primary

Mel Goldberg

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

Ramesh Anand

Pat Geyer

Colleen M. Farrelly

Tash Adams

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Jan Napier

Julian O’Dea

Simon Hanson

Barry Sanbrook

Jayashree Maniyil

Myron Lysenko

Meryl Manoy

Nathalie Buckland

Joe Brennand

Shloka Shankar

Rose van Son

Faye Teale-Clavi

Carl Seguiban

Dishika Lyer

Duncan Richardson

Samar Ghose

Maureen Sexton

Akila G

Allan Padgett

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snowfall in the street lamp
silence drifts down
in a cone of light

Chicago hot dog
the illusion of home
in the mustard

Mel Goldberg Laredo, Texas

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touch of dawn –
from every side of the valley
the tinkling bells

virgin snow –
on the trail of a bird
my footprints

Archana Kapoor Nagpal, Bangalore, India

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twilight
my child stretches
the end of play

fountain shower –
the wind splatters her face
with rainbows

Ramesh Anand Bangalore, India

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remaining heat –
ablaze with color
scarlet oak

afternoon moon –
almost forgetting
the time of day

Pat Geyer

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starlight twinkles through
twisted baobab branches
faces fade to night

Colleen M. Farrelly

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crying baby
in arms –
day breaks

the pest
eating the snow peas
is my son

Tash Adams

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shades of blue in the
translucent curl of a wave –
her eyes

head bowed
his shadow
fills his view

rose bud
a fist too tight
to unfurl

rusty fence
the farmer too old
for mending

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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full moon
drifting higher
a lost balloon

in street trees
three last Carnabys
cling on

Jan Napier

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possum
and moon –
neighbours

Julian O’Dea, Canberra

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ravens
ah! even darker
at night

sunset
white paper lanterns
briefly orange

surrounded
by darkness
hearth glow

late afternoon     the shade of other trees

visiting the aunts
greeting us first
garden gnomes

driveway lions
a little backup
for the cat

Simon Hanson

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tiny footprints
preserved as fossils
ants

Barry Sanbrook

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mama’s lullaby –
the sun sways
between the leaves

Jayashree Maniyil

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scattered showers
I run for the train wearing
odd shoes

dark moon
she stays out
all night

Myron Lysenko

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tai chi
in the park
trees sway

a summer stroll
black beetles and ants
meet on the path

Meryl Manoy

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river-side park
a fallen tree blocks
the easier path

Nathalie Buckland, Nimbin

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winter horizon
fallen cold snow
empty branches

one pebble
skims the lake
sunset for a mayfly

Joe Brennand

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a white blossom
falls into its shadow –
goodbye kiss

curfew –
a ragged doll remains
outdoors

Shloka Shankar, India

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lyrebird
across the stream
another’s song

Rose van Son

(First published in A Hundred Gourds 3:4 Sept 2014)

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across meadows
heads of yellow bonnets
sunflower’s wave

Faye Teale-Clavi

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crossing
to the other side –
cherry blossoms

snowflakes –
the Rockies rising
on my palm

almost home
a whiff of wood-smoke
among the pines

Carl Seguiban

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fruit salad –
my share of mangoes
on my brother’s plate

déjà vu –
our children building
the same sandcastles

Dishika Lyer, Mumbai, India

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fleeing the scrub turkey
my fat cat finds
fresh legs

Duncan Richardson

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driving rain
in the bus shelter
a broken umbrella

speedboat wash
the dragonfly bounces
on a river reed

Samar Ghose

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mid-winter day
the bishop takes a pawn
on the mental ward

Urban Orchard
two pigeons peck
a Jim Beam can

Maureen Sexton

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beach side –
the sun dyes the ocean
sepia

hundred –
Grandpa claims to be older
than the banyan tree

Akila G

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Green tree frog
on philodendron leaf –
sharing colours

Allan Padgett

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The haiku selectors would like to congratulate teachers, Lucy Martin and Rebecca Lanzel,  for encouraging the year 6/7 pupils in Room 17 at Hamilton Hill Primary School to explore haiku and tanka. We extend our thanks to them for submitting the following haiku.

complaining children
creating tired parents
trolleys filled with food

Ella Motherway 12

the bell rings as
students shove their way out of
the old classroom door

Shakia Stock 12

leaves fall to the ground
leaves are blowing in the breeze
a day in Autumn

Jaidyn Tucker 12

deep in the meadow
under all the old willows
a bed of grass grows

Bethany Findlay 12

teachers are nervous
chatter! here are the children
the door shakes! shakes! shakes!

Naomi King 13

the field walks in
aggressive bowler sprints in
the batsman is out

Mitch-13

the game starts ball up
coaches yelling at the ref
last minute shot GOAL!!!

Mohamed Kamara 13

hazel chocolate
chocolate melting in your mouth
delicious chocolate

Cove Todman 12

turn on the T.V
the disc tray comes out with speed
where’s the controller

Ryan Cinquina Flett 13

players kick the ball
the ball goes across the field
it goes in the goal

Lucky Penalber 11

the coach said kick goals
umpires blew their whistles
he hit the goal post

Cameron Hansen

 the bacon sizzles
I put the yummy bacon
on my plate and eat

Brody Gordon

I open the fridge
there was no food in the fridge
then I closed the fridge

Dylan Cinquina Flett

 

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