Creatrix 34 Haiku

 

September 2016

Selectors:  Coral Carter, Amanda Joy, Rose van Son, Matt Hetherington and Gary De Piazzi

Contributors:

Richard Stevenson

Goran Gatalica

Kumarendra Mallick

David J. Kelly

Pat Geyer

Barry Sanbrook

Nicola Scholes

Martha Magenta

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Jan Napier

Alanna C. Burke

Anthony Q. Rabang

Jan Dobb

Matt Hetherington

Gavin Austin

Adjei Agyei-Baah

Julian O’Dea

Debbie Strange/a>

Nika

Theresa A. Cancro

Cynthia Rowe

Aparna Pathak

Debbi Antebi

Gabriele Cavallo

Julie Watts

Duncan Richardson

Sanna Peden

Scott-Patrick Mitchell

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memorial benches –
I choose one with no names
to watch the river

retired
the ferry barely leaves
a wake

Richard Stevenson, Canada

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spring solstice –
heavy clouds marking
unripe peaches

Goran Gatalica, Croatia

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cherry picking –
shades of love
in her blush

Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad. India

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pissing in the wind
our tomcat sprays
the roses

David J. Kelly, Dublin, Ireland

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moon penny –
in the shadows
glowing white

indian summer –
still in the fields she wrings out
her red bandana

Pat Geyer

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grove of olives
stirred by the wind
a Martini waits

Barry Sanbrook

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party unicorn
my dad at the barbecue
his hat on the skew

Nicola Scholes

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drifting mist
a swan swims
from cloud to cloud

ploughed fields –
the lines in his face
etch deeper

Martha Magenta. England, UK

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five hour road trip
no closer
to her

octopus
along the fishing line
one sucker then another

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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dirty words
in the kitchen
mother stirring

Jan Napier

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cold snap
winter poetry
feeds the fire

open windows
sweep the house
first spring day

Alanna C. Burke, Santa Fe, NM. USA

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pine forest
a beam of flashlight
leads us out

night market
all eyes on
the furry coat

Anthony Q. Rabang. Vigan City, Philippies

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noon
a swan on one leg
half asleep

Jan Dobb. Canberra, Australia

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desert gingko
the pen won’t work

summer afternoon –
a broom leans against a tree

Matt Hetherington

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family picnic
the river parting
around sunlit rocks

visiting rights
the sky between two
branches

Gavin Austin. Sydney. Australia

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gingko walk –
the cold greeting
of a bird shit

Adjei Agyei-Baah

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setting sun
trees by the lake
on the lake

Margaret Ferrell

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letting
the lipstick tube
roll under the bed

Julian O’Dea. Canberra

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shelf clouds
a scare crow leans
against wind

Debbie Strange. Winnipeg, Canada

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harvest moon
the kitchen fills
with fruit flies

Nika. Victoria, BC, Canada

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scent of rain –
sunlight sparkles off
a lightning rod

winter sunset
at the bottom of the box
bits of crayon

Theresa A. Cancro. USA

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frost on the grass
the night’s chill holds
its sheen

Cynthia Rowe

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homebound –
frog jumps back
into the well

Aparna Pathak, (India)

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birthday candles
I blow out
my regrets

Debbi Antebi

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roof holes
letting
the morning in

Gabriele Cavallo

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grass bends – tips in sun

falling      bark
insect      rising

wailing child –
only a bird turns

Julie Watts

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among my things
carefully wrapped
mouse shit

Duncan Richardson

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a tiki bar
bans facial tattoos

Sanna Peden

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skateboard
everyone looks up

Scott-Patrick Mitchell

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