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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


Haiku ~

Catherine Mair


Published Haiku:

From An Exchange of Gifts, New Zealand Poetry Society, 2001:
           backdoor mat -
  markings fade on the wings
  of the peacock moth
  sheltering also ....
  this sandfly
  on my hand
From The Second New Zealand Haiku Anthology:
together -
  we watch the smoke
  link hills and sky
  retirement -
        all these
             dusty curtains
  on the bed
  looking at me -
  his reading glasses


From New Zealand Haiku Anthology:

  beyond the coffin
  the red noses of his

Unpublished Haiku:
  evening swim
       again my sister's face
       from the wave
  birthday -
       helping dad
       blow out the candles
   bird photographer
                 his flying
  sewage pond
            squatting on the bank
            the nature photographer
     vintage car rally -
            in his white tie
            beneath the bonnet

Catherine Mair lives in New Zealand's beautiful Western Bay of Plenty on part of what was once a family farm.

A selection of her recent work will appear this year in an anthology entitled A to Zazen, which also features the work of Ernest Berry, Jeanette Stace, Vanessa Proctor, Tim Bravenboer and the late Bertus de Jonge. Ernest Berry's sumi-e will enhance the written work. A to Zazen is being edited by Vanessa Proctor.

Click here to read Robert Wilson's interview of Catherine Mair in this issue of Simply Haiku.

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