Creatrix 35 Haiku

December 2016

Selection Panel: Coral Carter, Amanda Joy & Gary De Piazzi
Submissions Manager: Gary De Piazzi

The haiku selectors would like to thank Meryl Manoy for her past contributions to Creatrix and welcome Coral Carter to the selection panel.

Contributors:

Hanoch K Guy

Shankar Maanji Pillai

Peter Jastermsky

Minh-Triêt PHAM

ayaz daryl nielsen

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

John Hawkhead

Gennady Novoseltsev

Ashish Narain

Goran Gatalica

Vessislava Savova

Ramesh Anand

Lysa Collins

Tash Adams

Nathalie Buckland

David He Zhuanglang

Chen-ou Liu

Jan Napier

Quendryth Young

Jan Dobb

Louise Hopewell

Julian O’Dea

Aparna Pathak

Simon Hanson

Gavin Austin

Myron Lysenko

Debbie Strange

Duncan Richardson

Cynthia Rowe

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

Lavana Kray

Martha Magenta

Christina Sng

Meryl Manoy

Sanjuktaa Asopa

Rajandeep Garg”

Debbi Antebi

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

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first frost
wraps colourful leaves –
Christmas

Hanoch K Guy

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news in English
asking for interpretation
Education Minister

Shankar Maanji Pillai

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to-do list
longer
in summer light

Peter Jastermsky

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summer heat –
along the high wall
track of a snail

Minh-Triêt PHAM, Paris, France

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crickets everywhere
old dog flicks an ea
and goes back to sleep

ayaz daryl nielsen,  United States

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sea and sky
the horizontal edge
between lovers

today’s thoughts
on yesterday
I miss the train

ducks and swans –
an argument
across the lake

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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beach pebble
still warm at dusk
her smooth callus

John Hawkhead, UK

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first snow
two leaves on birch
still yellow

Gennady Novoseltsev
C уважением, геннадий новосельцев

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winter sun –
unopened holiday offers
by a white bed

fireflies –
one light on
at her home

Ashish Narain, Delhi, India

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tombstones
my mother’s liliacs
full of rain

Goran Gatalica, Croatia

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city marathon
I am overtaken
by a plastic bottle

a seagull’s flight
I make an ensō
with my head

new moon
above the abandoned yard
so many grapes

spring parade
a bee tastes
my origami rose

Vessislava Savova, Sofia, Bulgaria

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rain
the arc
of an umbrella

Ramesh Anand, Bengaluru, India.

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a Pink Lady
peeks through green leaves –
blushes

Lysa Collins

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tree pose
on the sand
a one-legged seagull

Tash Adams

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ginko walk
the path barricaded
with debris

sunshine
on winter-white skin –
lichen-clad rocks

Nathalie Buckland, Nimbin, NSW

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drifting snow
I follow a stray cat
into the pub

David He Zhuanglang No. 1 High School Gansu Province China  

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summer’s end
a line of seashells
on the windowsill

Chen-ou Liu

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new neighbours
slam  crash  bang
blue light

the tall man reads poems
to a small audience

Jan Napier

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view to the airport
a fly on the window
as big as a plane

Quendryth Young, Alstonsville NSW

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a line of foam
edges my coffee cu
beach cafe

Jan Dobb, Canberra, ACT

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the possum’s bum
sticks out of the hollow
display home

family tree –
I scrape bird poo
off the swing

Louise Hopewell, Melbourne

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in the old cage
the parrot –
nothing new to say

Julian O’Dea, Canberra

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first date –
her bracelet talking
more than her

Aparna Pathak, (India)

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cat’s ears
all movement
listening to the grass

Simon Hanson, Australia

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strobing sunlight
the squeak and wobble
of the windmill

Gavin Austin, Sydney. Australia

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masturbation –
being faithful
to myself

Myron Lysenko 

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catch and release
the fat moon wriggles
off my line

Debbie Strange, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada

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after ten years
I saw you by the river’s
last bend        twisting

Duncan Richardson, Australia

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lazy river
a dragonfly settles
on the fisherman’s line

Cynthia Rowe

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burgeoning clouds –
this middle-age spread
too hard to shift

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde

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birthday –
red twilight fills
the empty vase

Lavana Kray, Romania

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brief dalliance
my opal pendant
winks

Martha Magenta, England, UK

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shaded window
still the sunlight
finds a way in

Christina Sng, Singapore

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stone wall gathers moss

Meryl Manoy

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curve of dawnlight
my baby spooned
into me

Sanjuktaa Asopa, India

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the shadow
of a dead moth
dancing

Rajandeep Garg

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morning after
the creak
of an empty swing

Debbi Antebi

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school fight –
the little ones make up
their own swear words

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, Birmingham, U.K.

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