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Autumn 2005, vol 3 no 3

HAIKU

Sandra Simpson

 

going home
as the crow flies
only the moon
 
 
  moonlight –
blinded
by its absence
   
chokako’s gift---
one ink stroke
upon the sweet biscuit
 
 
  black birds
flock across the sky:
my freckled hands
   
harvesting potatoes
our hands touch
under the warm soil
 
 

Sandra Simpson has been writing haiku seriously for about 10 years, taking pleasure in both the need to observe her surroundings closely and the way it fits in with a busy family life. She lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, in the aptly named Bay of Plenty.

Sandra attended New Zealand's first national haiku conference in March 2005 which, among other exciting events, featured a reading of 20 seasonal haiku set to cello, which included sounds such as pine-cones creaking. Sandra had three haiku featured in the set. When she's not writing (or editing) haiku, Sandra is practising Chinese brush-painting, which she took up a year ago.

 


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