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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1

HAIKU

Helen Buckingham

 

late-night radio...
dust rising
from the convector heater
 
   
  harvest festival . . .
bringing in
the tinned potatoes
   
long night --
the life model
drops another stitch
 
   
  first light...
multiplying the beads
on my dreamcatcher
 
first Nativity
swopping his grey uniform
for a set of wings
 
   

Helen Buckingham was born in London in 1960 and now lives in Bristol, UK. Her haiku have appeared in a number of journals, including Acorn, Frogpond, Modern Haiku and The Heron's Nest (US), Presence (UK), Paper Wasp (Aus) and The Mainichi Daily News (Japan). Honourable mentions include the HIA Award 2003, the 57th Basho Festival Award and the Snapshots Calendar Competitions 2005/6.