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

Julian O’Dea

Meryl Manoy

Jennifer Sutherland

Marietta McGregor

Madhuri Pillai

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

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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
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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

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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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