Creatrix 5 Haiku

June 2009

Editor: Maureen Sexton

Contribitors:

Nicholas Barwell

John Bird

Liana Christensen

Meryl Manoy

Peter Rondel

Maureen Sexton

Rose van Son

Liz Nicholls

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Sally Clarke

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evening on the water
distant music
lights across the bay

after the drought
the gentle sound of rain

this windy day
on the line my shirts perform
a spanish dance

in sunlight or shade
the soft call
of doves

Nicholas Barwell

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cloudless sky
the storm bird climbs
even higher

pre-dawn chill
the rasp of wings
unfolding

the part
in aunty’s hair –
autumn breeze

oncology
the sigh of lift doors
opening

spring growth –
grandfather weeds
the wrong grave

old pond splash rings the world

rosebud
the butterfly
almost lands

stargazing…
sound of the creek
after nightfallcedar forest

a dead tree
caught
in a sapling’s fork

John Bird

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springtime gone
still the child’s heart
loves Issa

dam the three gorges
the Yangtze river dolphin
is gone

Liana Christensen

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cloudy day
curtains opened
daisies closed

sunny day
doves on birdbath
drink reflections

winter gusts
willy wagtail balancing
on wire

beach artist
picture postcard sunset
air-brushed sky

Meryl Manoy

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windswept furrowed land
only dry desert dust
endless azure skies.

morning traffic slow
drive through heavy rain
another wet day.

a noisy bar
she pours cold beer
two worlds in one land

Peter Rondel

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stormy day
red beaks
through the reeds

school report–
the dog nestles
in my lap
________ previously published Paper Wasp Autumn 2007

moving house –
a snake skin
in the shed
________ previously published Free Xpression 2008 June 2008 Volume XV Issue No 6

outback sunset—
embers glowing
under the billy
________ previously published Stylus Poetry Journal 2007

Maureen Sexton

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summer’s ending
leaves litter path
suitcase snaps shut

spring shower
dandelions shine
in the paddock

Rose van Son

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dawn meditation
magpies warble
softly

mothers day
cover her name

afternoon tea
a crow dunks his crust
in the birdbath

Liz Nicholls

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visiting in-laws –
restrained kelpie
eager for escape

tap tap
of rotating sprinkler –
distant cicadas

midday sun –
the crackle of dead lawn
underfoot

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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sunset
over sand dunes
___ Venus shines brightly

outside the nursing home
wires hum
mother sits quietly

raindrops
on white mandevilla
___sunlight sparkles

evening sun
through Christmas lily
___translucence

Sally Clarke

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