Issue #35 Haiku

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

 

Contributors

Ajaya Mahala

Hatef Asadollahi

Minh-Triêt Pham

Elena Naskova

Nicholas Klacsanzky

David He

Helen Taylor

Jan Napier

Duncan Richardson

Goran Gatalica

Devin Harrison

Julian O’Dea

Marilyn Humbert

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Debbie Strange

David J. Kelly

Gavin Austin

Cynthia Rowe

 

 

menstruation –

the shrill cry of the parrot

from the cage

 

first snow

the road to the graveyard

not yet closed

 

Ajaya Mahala

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in the park

tempts the homeless man

scarf of snowman

 

call for prayer mixed

with the cricket chirping

awake in bridal chamber

 

Hatef Asadollahi, Iran 

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train’s window –

at full speed

the trees and my thoughts

 

end of holidays

the blue sea

in the rearview mirror

 

on the Seine banks

among the bookstalls

autumn leaves

 

Christmas night –

the stars

more brilliant

 

Minh-Triêt Pham, Paris, France

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last flight –

a window mistaken

for blue sky

 

Elena Naskova

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laughter slips

from the businessman

icy street

 

Nicholas Klacsanzky

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deep pond –

the boy seeks stars

with his fingers

 

David He Zhuanglang, No. 1 High School. Gansu Province. China

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beside rusting tank

among wild oats

three white jonquils

 

Helen Taylor

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at the outdoor cinema

so many stars

 

Jan Napier

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over storm debris

a glint of glass

– dragonfly

 

after the long

journey – finding a place

beyond ‘street view’

 

Duncan Richardson

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midday walk –

monotony of lost wallet

on the promenade

 

waste disposal –

night muffled sound

corrupts us dinner

 

Goran Gatalica, Croatia

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unleavened bread

still lamenting the divide

between us

 

on the glass door

of the antique store

funeral notices

 

where a swollen

river crests over the bridge

roadside memorial

 

Devin Harrison, Vancouver Island, Canada

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so many white birds

flying over

the water lilies

 

jasmine scented path

better than

the movie

 

Julian O’Dea, Canberra

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daisies

in the hall mirror

no match for her smile

 

Marilyn Humbert, Australia

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in a room

too many voices

without you

 

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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feathers

on the empty beach

I write his name

 

silver wings

etched against clouds

our last goodbye

 

ice castle

my neighbour’s house

after the fire

 

Debbie Strange, Winnipeg, Canada

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downhill

free wheeeeeee

ling

 

David J. Kelly, Dublin, Ireland

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the whisper

of pine branches

small-town gossip

 

Gavin Austin, Sydney. Australia

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storm trail

an elm answers

the wind

 

Cynthia Rowe

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