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  • 1. Haiku Creatrix - Issue 11, December 2010 Page 1 of 5back to Creatrix Issue 11 Main Page Haiku Creatrix - Issue 11, December 2010 Selectors/Editors: Rose van Son, Maureen Sexton Administration: Maureen Sexton Poets in this issue: Jennifer McRae-Poulter Coral Carter Tatjana Debeljacki Quendryth Young Cynthia Rowe Elio Novello Derek Fenton Kevin Gillam Meryl Manoy John McMullan Dean Meredith Gary De Piazzi Liz Nicholls etched on dawn a fish-bone pine survives the fire banksia flower sometimes fireworks sometimes candle bauhinia poised to discover flight atop twig tips grey sheep grazing the mountains of the moon on a cloudy night Jennifer McRae-Poulter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ late afternoon long shadows bar code the road road kill fast food self serve customers - crows Coral Carter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ stari kesten old chestnut tree sa senkama lisca with shadows of leaves nebeski orao sky eagle 12/11/2010
  • 2. Haiku Creatrix - Issue 11, December 2010 Page 2 of 5 Tatjana Debeljacki ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ new day the rising pitch of a boiling kettle a seagull over the lake ... underwings aglow orb-weaver a trail of gutted flies across the web mid-summer a white feather tinged with yellow writing late – a plover’s call etched on the night take off ... a swamp hen walks on water Quendryth Young ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Christmas lily his gift opened early sculptures by the sea– the tattooed man reflective homecoming... the empty snail shell filled with light observatory a Beijing tourist weeps at the stars pay day a money spider in the washroom morning fog... 12/11/2010
  • 3. Haiku Creatrix - Issue 11, December 2010 Page 3 of 5 hiss of oars on the river Cynthia Rowe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ searing summer night limp eucalyptus leaves shiver blue in moonlight life’s traffic light cycle red green amber red birth growth aging death Shiki* has TB he catches a common cold a-haiku! a-haiku! we all fall down * Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902), one of the great haiku masters, credited with revitalising Haiku poetry form. He died young, of complications from tuberculosis. Elio Novello ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Senryu For Your Supper A haiku dinner only five, seven and five tiny plates of snacks… seven grains of rice miniscule dish of soy sauce and five hungry guests. Derek Fenton ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ sky’s canvas scrawl of cirrus unread Kevin Gillam ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ spring shoots the child has grown two inches shaking feather pillows 12/11/2010
  • 4. Haiku Creatrix - Issue 11, December 2010 Page 4 of 5 two doves preening Meryl Manoy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ warm colours moving in a world full of monsters a ladybird creeps a kaleidoscope dazzles on blue ceiling another sun sets John McMullan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ she spreads her fishnets and is satisfied he’s quite a catch sunlight beckons swim up swim up Dean Meredith ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The dip of the oars ripples the silver shimmer - wavers reflections tired burnt brown hills spreading to the horizon - farmer’s furrowed brow freshly ploughed paddock all furrows his hands Gary De Piazzi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ soft sweet berries the old mans smile full of gaps warming the nest strands of soft white hair 12/11/2010
  • 5. Haiku Creatrix - Issue 11, December 2010 Page 5 of 5 my old border collie Liz Nicholls ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12/11/2010