Creatrix 41 Haiku

June 2018

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

Contributors:

Basanta Kumar Das

Rachel Sutcliffe

Muskaan Ahuja

Sravani Singampalli

Julian O’Dea

Goran Gatalica

Marilyn Humbert

Julie Thorndyke

Mark Miller

Gabriel Bates

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Jan Napier

Liv Sant James

David He

Limosa Zimmerman

David J. Kelly

Alanna C. Burke

Graeme Butler

Aparna Pathak

Nika

Pitt Büerken

Billy Antonio

Sudebi Singha

Louise Hopewell

Mardi May

Leanne Mumford

Meryl Manoy

Robbie Coburn

Maureen Sexton

Cynthia Rowe

Tia Haynes

Debbie Strange

Gavin Austin

Myron Lysenko

Clara Rizzi

Debbi Antebi


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my home coming
she parts her hair twice

Basanta Kumar Das

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evening rain
driving over the moon
in a pothole

early spring
the snowman shrinks
before my eyes

the long journey
down our path
this snail

Rachel Sutcliffe. England

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silent night
one clock ticks faster
than the other

long hour
my shadow
waits with me

Muskaan Ahuja

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autumn wind
he sits with an
empty pocket

Sravani Singampalli

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thirty years on
still
her blue eyes

taking flowers
out of the ward
her scent

kiss proof lipstick
missing
the point

Julian O’Dea. Canberra. Australia

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windy afternoon –
silence finds sanctuary
in a seashell

total eclipse –
woodpecker finds space
for its new hole

Goran Gatalica, Croatia

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undercover –
russet feathers
among autumn leaves

sunrise
our shadows lost
in mountain shade

one mallard
among many brown ducks –
her bright green scarf

Marilyn Humbert. Australia

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empty house –
the welcome
of red geraniums

Julie Thorndyke. Castle Hill, Australia

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winter’s morning
climbing the station stairs
a red umbrella

in the jellyfish tide a bloated plastic bag

waiting tables
all her dreams
in her tip jar

Mark Miller. Shoalhaven Heads, Australia

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wind chimes that melody I used to know

warm sunlight
my niece smiles
back at me

blue-tailed skink
there are so many
ways to grow

eviction notice
a bagworm falls
from the old tree

Gabriel Bates, USA

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leaves rustle
past midnight I listen
to her breathe

silk sheets
the touch
of her leg

tin roof creaks
all day waiting
for rain

Gary Colombo De Piazzi. Australia

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crossing the bridge
bicycle spokes
cut the sunlight

carnabys
a downward cloud
rain in the air

Jan Napier

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rain storm –
under the veranda
the pot plant wilts

Liv Sant James. Melbourne, Australia

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clear morning –
a bee sips the dewdrop
on a cherry petal

David He Zhuanglang, China

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three rain moths
on the supermarket wall –
April specials

funeral songs
her son’s voice
breaks

Limosa Zimmerman

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computer rage
the software demands
another upgrade

wind farm
there’ll be gales here
in autumn

David J. Kelly. Dublin, Ireland

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thanksgiving dinner
the fragrance
of oven failure

Alanna C. Burke. Santa Fe, New Mexico

USA

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lightning
nothing but flashes

Graeme Butler. Australia

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movie date –
I pick popcorn
from the wrong side

Aparna Pathak. India

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late June
and still
no rain

Nika

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zebra crossing
an animal lover takes
a detour

Pitt Büerken, Münster, Germany

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stepping again
in a mud puddle
my son’s new boots

Billy Antonio. Laoac, Philippines

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torrential rain
as if I didn’t hear
you

love story
I read last page
first

Sudebi Singha. Kolkata, India

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buttress roots
the myth
of family

dark clouds
over the mountain
purple heath

cerulean sky
the kingfisher
fans his tail

Louise Hopewell, Melbourne, Australia

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rejection letter
accepted by the
paper shredder

Mardi May. Australia

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tea for two
first autumn blush
on the sasanqua

Leanne Mumford
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box trees
grown in boxes

Meryl Manoy. Australia

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first winter rain
running my hands
over her collar

first day of winter
on the veranda
a black dog wakes

crimson sky
overgrown trees obscure
the path I search for

Robbie Coburn. Australia

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traffic drone
the carolling
of a magpie

emu stampede
through the desert
passing train

my daughter
dressed as a princess
the frog jumps

Maureen Sexton

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no flowers
on the writer’s coffin
a pencil

rainbow wedding
the brides’ veils
mingle in the wind

Water Music –
raindrops drum
the rusty pail

Cynthia Rowe. Australia

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days
without a kiss
overripe plums

travel journal
all the steps
that led to here

North Star
my daughter slips
her hand in mine

Tia Haynes

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a dry spring
old stones blossom
in the field

Debbie Strange. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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late harvest
moonlight
on his stubbled chin

the tide
skittering across sand
soldier crabs

her nape hair
the curl
of a question mark

tackle box
a flicker of fins
through waterweed

Gavin Austin. Sydney, Australia

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news
of my daughter’s miscarriage
bent dandelion 

aged birch
he tries to check my rook
with his queen 

a seagull cries
outside the café
single dad 

Myron Lysenko

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the tangle
of grape vines
sparrow nest

Clara Rizzi

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unknotting
the phone cord
mother’s day

Debbi Antebi. London, UK

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