Creatrix 32 Haiku

March 2016

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

Contributors:

David He

Nancy May

Tash Adams

Jan Napier

Devin Harrison

Dawn Bruce

Myron Lysenko

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Jade Pisani

Jan Dobb

Matt Hetherington

Pat Geyer

Julian O’Dea

Duncan Richardson

Meryl Manoy

Jennifer Sutherland

Marietta McGregor

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

Rajandeep Garg

Alanna C. Burke

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

Kumarendra Mallick

 

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dew drops

on the telephone wire –

Gran’s last words

 

fog rising

on the green mountain –

a rooster crows

 

David He  

Zhuanglang No.1 High School Gansu Province China 

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wave on wave

rolls on the beach

castles crumble

 

one pebble

skims the lake

touching the horizon

 

Nancy May

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sliced fruitcake

at the church cake stall

a stained glass window

 

great Australian bite

the missing mouthful

of my lamington

 

dry thirst

tea stain cracks

inside the cup

 

airport pick up

breast feeding

at the arrivals gate

 

Tash Adams

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sunlight through leaves

black lace

blows in wind

 

skimming the river

a kingfisher

 

Jan Napier

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forest trail

a magpie catches up with me

in every hollow

 

off shore

climbing the fog bank

a hover of crows

 

snowfall

there is nothing else

to hide

 

Devin Harrison

Vancouver Island – Canada

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the quiet

of one year slipping

into another

 

Dawn Bruce

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a lie

much longer than the truth

incoming waves

 

ferry crossing

she asks me

to jump

 

cliff face

the waves of the sea

in the girl’s eyes

 

high tide

a wave makes the limestone

sharper

 

rock beach

the depression

gets deeper

 

Myron Lysenko

Woodend, Victoria.

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rabbit eyes

bigger than the moon

in the shooter’s light

 

downpour –

the rush to cover

your giggle

 

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

____________________

 

miscarriage

a film of mist

on the swing set

 

Jade Pisani

Woodend. Victoria

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a heavy frost

blankets the paddock

shorn sheep

 

grey clouds

the white underwings

of black swans

 

scattered rocks

the click-click-click

of grasshoppers

 

Jan Dobb

Canberra, Australia

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him –

he’s walking too slowly

to be a local

 

noon

cool breeze

on my sunburnt neck

 

in the dark

his smile

 

thinking of her

a fly is trapped somewhere

 

Matt Hetherington

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short day –

in its cold

leaves curl

 

Pat Geyer

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full moon –

I must buy

more cheese

 

sleeping late –

the slug

in the cabbage

 

summer –

just a squeeze

of lemon

 

rain –

the visitor

overstays

 

Julian O’Dea

Canberra

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black rock shelf

sea snails form

constellations

 

nestled together

in the grass

our backpacks

 

Duncan Richardson

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tight fisted

fronds of tree- fern

withhold spores

 

wispy clouds

above my garden

white cabbage moths

 

Meryl Manoy

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entwined branches

their grandparents

holding hands

 

Jennifer Sutherland

Viewbank, Victoria.

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bright morning–

one last scale peels

from the snake’s eye

 

fans cheer a six –

outside the ground a busker

takes a bow

 

Marietta McGregor 

Stirling ACT

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reclining Buddha

in the folds of the robe

spider’s silken weave

 

Madhuri Pillai

Melbourne 

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harvest moon –

the warm yellow

of old rice

 

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy 

Birmingham UK

____________________

 

soirée

the sea sequinned

with moonlight

 

Rajandeep Garg

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coyote and I

surprise one another

frozen morning

 

for richer for poorer –

we reuse

last year’s valentines

 

Alanna C. Burke

Santa Fe, New Mexico. USA

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snow storm –

my child rediscovering

his toys

 

early spring –

snowman mingles

with its shadow

 

Archana Kapoor Nagpal

Bangalore, Karnataka

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unheard melody –

every sea shell

has a song

 

Kumarendra Mallick 

Hyderabad, India

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