Creatrix 33 Haiku

June 2016

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

Submissions Manager: Gary De Piazzi

 

Contributors:

Simon Hanson

ayaz daryl nielsen

Marietta Jane McGregor

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Tash Adams

Vandana Parashar

Julian O’Dea

Chen-ou Liu

David He Zhuanglang

Madurai Pillai

Jan Dobb

Gavin Austin

Cynthia Rowe

Alanna C. Burke

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

Cliff “kawazu” Roberts

Debbie Strange

Margaret Ferrell

Matt Hetherington

Rajandeep Garg

 

 

filling an open boat moonlight and shadow
over the sandbar sunset comes in waves
a kitten’s blue eyes hazy afternoon

Simon Hanson. Queensland, Australia

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grandpa’s well
as I pump the handle
old pipes moan

 

rosary beads
each one
another thought

ayaz daryl nielsen. Longmont, Colorado.

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backyard footy –
dog punctures
the first bounce

Marietta Jane McGregor, ACT

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rain storm
a hundred pins
find my flesh

 

midnight dream
the memory of something

 

in the recycle bin
the last of the old clothes
autumn leaves

 

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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your breath
on the back of my neck
wisps of cloud

 

Tash Adams

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away from home –
I put the sodden pillow
out to dry

 

Vandana Parashar

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summer creek –
so much space
between the willows

 

Julian O’Dea, Canberra

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snow on snow
the silence between us
growing heavier

 

one pool of gold
after another –
summer sunset

 

sea breeze –
the rise and fall
of girls’ laughter

 

Chen-ou Liu

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moonlight
through the shutters
a donkey brays

 

David He Zhuanglang. No. 1 High School, Gansu Province. China 

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yesterday’s rain
the swallow’s beak
dips into the puddle

 

footprints
on the creek bed
hold the rain

 

Madurai Pillai

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a square of sun
in the breakfast room
marmalade tabby – Commended

 

new apartments
where the gumtrees stood –
migrating flocks

 

Jan Dobb. Canberra

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strewn clouds
raindrops threaded
on pine needles

 

Gavin Austin, Sydney

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beach vacation –
the tyre marks
of an ice cream cart

 

first light
the cabin walls creaking
with hoarfrost

 

Cynthia Rowe

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abandoned garden
green green
then the nasturtium

 

his step
on lemon thyme
surprise visit

 

Alanna C. Burke, Santa Fe, New Mexico. USA – Commended

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rural path –
wandering into
a spider web

 

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

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mother’s day
a monarch lays
her eggs

 

Cliff “kawazu” Roberts, Sherman, Texas

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fly fishing
a rainbow arcs across
evening

 

first crocus
the grey stubble
on his chin

 

Debbie Strange

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still dawn
magpies sound
the alarm

 

pebble garden
dove finds
a stray seed

 

Margaret Ferrell

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saturday night
crushing garlic again

 

Matt Hetherington

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black witch moth –
the milky way stretching
over my palm

 

Rajandeep Garg. India

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