Creatrix 29 Haiku

June 2015

Selectors: Amanda Joy, Meryl Manoy, Rose van Son and Gary De Piazzi
Submissions Manager: Gary De Piazzi

Contributors:
Archana Kapoor
Ramesh Anand
Julian O’Dea
Gary Colombo De Piazzi
Earl Livings
Aparna Pathak
Anthony Rutledge
Mojgan Soghrati
David Serjeant
Cynthia Rowe
Helen Taylor
Julia Gross
Devin Harrison
Simon Hanson
Tash Adams
Carl Seguiban
Arvinder Kaur
Raamesh Gowri Raghavan
Gautam Nadkarni
Duncan Richardson
Sandra Martyres
Virginie Colline
Kanchan Chatterjee
Rose van Son
Meryl Manoy
Margaret Ferrell
Jayashree Maniyil
Matt Hetherington
Samar Ghose
Ruby Michael
Kumarendra Mallick

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fall equinox –
surfing over these waves
the harvest moon

between
me and the rainbow
a monarch butterfly

Archana Kapoor, Nagpal, Bangalore. India

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Peak hour –
a flock of sparrows pass
the evening moon

Honorable mention, International Matsuo Bashō Award 2014.

slow day
the old topics
circled

Selected Haiku Submissions Collection, 6th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest 2014.

Ramesh Anand, Bagalore, India
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rock pool –
breathing
the sea

afternoon of
a long summer –
nodding grass

Julian O’Dea, Canberra
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rose petals
shed one after the other
her dreams

stick insect
on a twig rocking
the wind

Gary Colombo De Piazzi
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at first
an apple blossom –
white butterfly

after the funeral –
the first daffodil
he will never see

under forestry pines –
old mountains
old language

Earl Livings
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I offer prayers
under sun
basil grows

Aparna Pathak, Delhi India
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beekeeper
how sealed the sun is
in his row of jars

buds over all
coming through the garden
daughter and friends

Anthony Rutledge
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just airplanes
instead of colourful kites –
spring sky

Mojgan Soghrati, Isfahan. Iran
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house party
I catch the eye
of the garden Buddha

beyond the horizon the long low thunder

sick leave
all day watching
the window spider

top down
the convertible driver’s
balding head

David Serjeant, UK
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cumulonimbus –
under my umbrella
gathering mushrooms

starting over
I plant acacia where
the honeysuckle was

school excursion –
the many shades
of bougainvillea

Cynthia Rowe
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yesterdays
mailed letter
today more to say

hair across her face
she turns
into the wind

Helen Taylor
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night boatman
shines a light
frog eyes shine back

Julia Gross
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after heavy rain
my direction shimmering
in the puddles

Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada
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end of season
a few ragged leeks
seed an acre

Simon Hanson
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corrugated ceiling
light through the slow turn
of the fan

Tash Adams
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darkness everywhere a firefly

unsteady waters –
our ship’s stern balancing
the horizon

Carl Seguiban
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silent spaces –
the jazz of her fingers
on the sitar

soap bubbles –
a rainbow glides off
my palm

Arvinder Kaur,Chandigarh,India
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autumn shadow
the tall and thin man
I never was

Raamesh Gowri Raghavan
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Labour Day
the pause as a spider
weaves its web

Gautam Nadkarni
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waiting
watching the pulse
of a silkworm

Duncan Richardson
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clothesline –
her billowing nightie blocks
neighbour’s prying eyes

Sandra Martyres
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kids spreadeagled
on the red roundabout
June kaleidoscope

Virginie Colline, France
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sprouting
from the cracked curb –
summer grass

walkers track –
more fallen wisterias
than yesterday

Kanchan Chatterjee. Jamshedpur. India
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waterfall
the gallery full
of stars

(published in Three Owls and a Crescent Moon by Rose van Son)

killed in action
the tree his mother planted
blooms

(published paper wasp 19 (2) 2013).

Rose van Son
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ripples on lake
old man’s wrinkles

Meryl Manoy
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deep snow
our feet crunch
the silence

Margaret Ferrell
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lakeside breeze –
a maple leaf lands
on the moon

Jayashree Maniyil
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office clothes
but her feet
in sand

full moon –
waves coming up
the steps

setting sun –
pulling down my cap

Matt Hetherington
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thunderheads
– power lines slicing
the lull

dusk sky
river reeds brush
the summer moon

Samar Ghose
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peacock display
a peahen eats grass
in the shade

Ruby Michael, Melbourne
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setting sun –
the shadow of the clouds
in the fisherman’s net

the day of mourning –
a host of mynahs assemble
on the tree top

Following the deadly Nepal earthquake 2015 the birds in large groups were often seen on tree tops.

Kumarendra Mallick. Hyderabad, India
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