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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


Haiku ~ Craig McLanachan


silently. . .  
the arctic owl wings homeward ~  
A snow-smooth meadow  
  good and evil ~
  five blue jays
play the birch
the sky is frozen too ~  
through cracks in twilight  
a long drowned lurid moon  
  snow buntings whirl
  on a stark white field ~
  cut glass reflections
out on the motorway  
headlights cringe ~  
night is a cauldron  

Craig McLanachan is fifty-six, has four sons, and is married to Margaret. They live in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. Craig runs a cut flower market. As well as poetry he loves music, art and accumulating books which just may take over soon. He also is a sculptor and plans to expand this activity over time.

Craig is a great optimist for peace, harmony and the power of good over evil. He hopes that people enjoy his work wherever they may find it. He wants to thank the first person who put his work on the web, Tina Stanton of "Moments" For Haiku Lovers, and Robert Wilson for his continuing support and encouragement. The World Haiku Club has also been a huge learning influence.

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