Creatrix 46 Haiku

September 2019

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

Submissions Manager: Jaya Penelope

Contributors:

Adjei Agyei-Baah

Wanda Amos

Debbi Antebi

Marilyn Ashbaugh

Hifsa Ashraf

Gavin Austin

Jeanie Axton

Dawn Bruce

Pitt Büerken

Alanna C Burke

Sondra Byrnes

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

Nikolai Grankin

Simon Hanson

Loise Hopewell

Marilyn Humbert

Bee Jay

Pearl Kline

John Low

Myron Lysenko

Marietta McGregor

Mark Miller

Guliz Mutlu

Julian O’Dea

Lyn Reeves

Cynthia Rowe

Barry Sanbrook

Maureen Sexton

Debbie Strange

Jahan Tyson

Julia Wakefield

Roger Watson


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sunrise–
parting ways with
the snowman

Adjei Agyei-Baah, Ghana /New Zealand 

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daylight saving ends
the wattle birds
early call

Wanda Amos

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father’s pills
the palette of
autumn leaves
end of summer
our memories
in zip files

Debbi Antebi. London, UK

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a beetle’s back
glints with dew
more tears

Marilyn Ashbaugh

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summer afternoon
a willow touches
its shadow

late night poem the space between skyscrapers

Hifsa Ashraf

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waiting room
old magazines
and daytime soaps

chain-wire fence
the lantana
breaks free

lichen on stone
her name
in copperplate

red gums
marking
where the river ran

Gavin Austin. Sydney, Australia 

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mirror sea
a garfish swims
away from the bait

Jeanie Axton. Mt Gambier, South Australia

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pear blossom
the new baby
is passed around

Dawn Bruce

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staycation
the wasp and I meet
for breakfast

Pitt Büerken. Münster, Germany 

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homecoming
over the fence
one morning glory

Alanna C Burke. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

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public garden
hankering to pull
the weeds

Sondra Byrnes. Santa Fe, New Mexico , USA

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tree lantern
night’s shadows
waver

sushi
under a lemon tree
he adds wasabi

metal sculpture
one pigeon roosts higher
than the tree

a needle in his arm
the moth closes
on the flame

Gary Colombo De Piazzi

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busker
throwing a coin
in the moonlight

Nikolai Grankin. Krasnodar, Russia

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drive-in theatre
Godzilla replays
on every windscreen

Simon Hanson

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watching us
as we watch him
monitor lizard

Loise Hopewell

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raking lines
in white pebbles
so many paths

Marilyn Humbert

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first coffee
a dandelion spore lands
at my feet

worried nurses
the two broken arms
of a gurney

Bee Jay

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motel window
rain brings us
the sea

Pearl Kline

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galahs take flight –
a feather shivers
in the grass

John Low

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ploughed field –
the list of things to do
starts to grow

bare branches
all the dead flowers heavy
on the grave

airport
a cloud coming in
to land

Myron Lysenko

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children side-saddle
on a pre-school see-saw
marginal seat

a rattle of stones
on the gibber plain
desert chat

Marietta McGregor

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raucous cockatoos –
the farmer’s gaze turns
to the horizon

wind-blown dune –
a green shoot through
a dead cormorant’s wing

Mark Miller

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rainbow
a promise
to myself

between two stars I count the nights

Guliz Mutlu

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at night –
they discover
a binary star

Julian O’Dea

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meditation
teaches your mind
how to use
punctuation

Martin Porter

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midwinter sun
the flowering she-oak
drips pollen

turquoise sky–
shards of a robin’s egg
in the child’s palm

Lyn Reeves

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egg moon –
she tries another
pregnancy stick

backburn haze–
only the tops
of trees

front-end loader
a kookaburra waits
his turn

Cynthia Rowe

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out back bride
her dress
tinged red

Barry Sanbrook

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moonlight
over Mount Tsukuba
her pearl necklace
paved path
the carefully measured steps
of a moor hen

Maureen Sexton

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evening shadows
the ground squirrel’s
thirteen stripes

dappled light
the invisibility
of fawns

Debbie Strange. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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spiders web
in the spokes of a wheelchair
a fly

Barbara Tate

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five storey oak
cousins on branches
of our family tree

Jahan Tyson

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hip nudged against hip
she prods her iPod
he hugs his Kindle

Julia Wakefield

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lilac blossom
sweet scent with just a hint
of wheelie bin

Roger Watson

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