Issue #35 Haiku

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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