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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


Haiku ~ Ron Moss


time for bed  
running my fingers  
through mountain stars  
  sidewalk cafe
  his heart tattoo rests
on the newspaper
rising late  
her footprint still  
in the frost  
  morning light
  a dragonfly beads
  with dew
mountain mist -  
gently the earth  
bends into itself  

Ron Moss is a writer and artist who enjoys working in most Japanese forms. He is published in Australia and overseas in magazines such as Famous Reporter, Yellow Moon, Heron's Nest, Frogpond, World Haiku Review, Mainichi Daily News. He has received an honorary mention in the Japanese Suruga-Baika Literary Festival and a second place in the 7th Mainichi Daily News haiku competition. Ron was recently interviewed on the NPAC website after winning successive Gold Medals for haiga.

His Haiga have been published in Red Moon's Haibun Anthology, World Haiku Review, Paper Wasp, HaikuHut's Short Stuff and soon to be published edition of Reeds. He's a member of Watersmeet Haiku Group in Hobart, Tasmania; the World Haiku Association; and the World Haiku Club. He has won first prizes in Yellow Moon's international competition in Haiku, Haibun, Renga and placings in Tanka.

He lives at Leslie Vale, Tasmania with his wife Sharon. He is also a volunteer firefighter and an officer at his local fire brigade.

To see more of Ron's work, visit his website: A world of Images and words, at .

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