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

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 ear

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 cup

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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