Creatrix 39 Haiku

December 2017

Selectors: Coral Carter, Rose van Son and Gary De Piazzi

Submissions Manager: Gary De Piazzi

Contributors:

Diarmuid Fitzgerald

Minh-Triêt PHAM

Vessislava Savova

Ann Christine Tabaka

Jan Napier

Marilyn Humbert

Louise Hopewell

Julian O’Dea

Nikolay Grankin

Vandana Parashar

Ashish Narain

Mardi May

David He

Leanne Mumford

Jennifer Hambrick

Andrea Cecon

Debbie Strange

David J. Kelly

Duncan Richardson

Gavin Austin

Rachel Sutcliffe

Margaret Ferrell

Pitt Büerken

Cynthia Rowe

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Aparna Pathak

Geetashree Chatterjee

Debbi Antebi

Rose van Son

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

Aanchal Broca Kumar

Myron Lysenko

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biting wind –
the warmth of coffee
in my hands

Diarmuid Fitzgerald. Dublin, Ireland
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Brandenburg Gate –
leaving the past
at the door

prison –
on the barbed wire
a love lock

Minh-Triêt PHAM. Paris, France
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long day
different colours
of the horizon

tir-truck
in the driver’s cabin
child’s toys

Vessislava Savova, Bulgaria
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flocks of blackbirds
heading south
a winding highway

knitting a cozy afghan
winter comes too soon

Ann Christine Tabaka. Hockessin, DE, USA
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bubble wrap
raindrops on glass
kids spit grape pips   summer

Jan Napier. Perth W. Australia
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with strangers
waiting for a train –
chilly wind

Marilyn Humbert. Australia
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pink dawn
a flock of galahs
takes flight

it’s over –
forget-me-nots
stick to my socks

Louise Hopewell. Melbourne, Australia.
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cold
viewing the moon –
three kangaroos

the wind
in the waves –
in her hair

Julian O’Dea. Canberra, Australia
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low tide
the clouds
in a fishing net

old swing
a boy holds the book
from my childhood

heavy traffic
the swallows nests
under the bridge

Nikolay Grankin. Krasnodar, Russia
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evening walk –
the snapping of twig breaks
into my thoughts

unhinged
one by one I undo
my buttons

lopsided
five o’clock shadow
on his chin

Vandana Parashar. Chandimandir Cantt, India
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our banter
grows quiet –
moonlit grass

father’s day –
the card I put back
on the shelf

thanksgiving –
how mother quietly knits
us together

Ashish Narain, Delhi, India
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paper wasp
busy at the
Writers’ Centre

Mardi May. Perth, Western Australia
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autumn rain
drumming through the roof –
Grandpa sighs

David He. Zhuanglang No. 1 High School Gansu Province China
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the sound of rain
falling in a downpipe
slow sunday

Kakadu billabong –
a crocodile swims
through the sunset

Leanne Mumford, Sydney, Australia
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fireflies
the idea
of him

monsoon
the ant
on the showerhead

Jennifer Hambrick. Columbus, Ohio, USA
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cup of oolong –
my questions
gradually fewer

feather by feather
swans on the lake
become sunset

Andrea Cecon
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lantern festival
we come together
in the dark

dark days
we learn to sing
in the key of rain

bone density –
the broken stems
of sunflowers

spin cycle –
newspapers cartwheel
down the street

charred trees
the horizon wider
today

Debbie Strange. Winnipeg, Canada
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crime scene contamination where the truth lies

IV drip
looking again
at the back of your hand

minor key change
the maker hands his guitar
to a musician

David J. Kelly. Dublin, Ireland
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folk club
even the women
have beards

park sign
just wide enough
to rest my pen

early night
how slow
the moon

Duncan Richardson
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graveyard
the stone angel’s
broken shadow

her pearls
morning rain
on the clothesline

Gavin Austin. Sydney, Australia
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cemetery
searching for roots
in the stones

Rachel Sutcliffe. England
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first day of summer
among the leaves
an empty nest

Margaret Ferrell. Australia
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world news
the newsreader gasps
for breath

Pitt Büerken. Muenster, Germany
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beach holiday –
watching a team of ants
heft one crumb

sale time
the shopkeeper
practises tai chi

Cynthia Rowe. Australia
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morning after –
my feet
on balls

circling
a wedge of tail
eagle

Gary Colombo De Piazzi. Australia
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daughter’s plait
how I went missing
in the labyrinth

Aparna Pathak. India
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family album
on every page
a fading smile

winter song
mother calls me
by her mother’s name

Geetashree Chatterjee
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new home
sunlight fills in
the empty frames

foreign film
without subtitles
winter fog

dating again
the widow’s
half-smile

father’s day
on dad’s shoulders
I become a bird

Debbi Antebi
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coffee break
a magpie meets
and greets

Rose van Son. Perth, Australia
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lotus stalk
tracing the line
through her navel

Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy
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a blank sheet-
the child scribbles
his first alphabet

maternity wing –
she smiles
as her baby cries

little ballerina
on her dress –
stars

Aanchal Broca Kumar 
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they part ways
under the mistletoe –
ghost gums

scattered  showers
I run for the train
wearing odd shoes

 

she watches
hot air balloons –
pregnant woman

Myron Lysenko. Australia
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