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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2

Haiku~ John W. Sexton

singing until only
the distance can hear him
the skylark

a pebble sinking through
the snowman's face

colourless, my ginger
cat approaches the hedge---
cold night
autumn dawn
a sound apple
in the long grass

four ducks a straight line of sky


John W. Sexton lives in Ireland. His haiku and haibun have appeared in Ginyu, Modern Haiku, Simply Haiku, The 58th Basho Festival Haiku Anthology, The Illustrated Ape and also in translation in the Irish language publications Feasta and .

His first collection of haiku, Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, with translations into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock, was recently published by Doghouse. His children’s novels The Johnny Coffin Diaries and Johnny Coffin School-Dazed are published by The O’Brien Press.

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