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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4

HAIKU

Sandra Simpson

 

reef sharks
the black eye
of the hibiscus
 
   
  clear water
the rock dissolves
into tiny fish
   
midday heat
rippling off the road
butterflies
 
   
  summer rain–
folded umbrellas
at every table
 
before dawn–
the birds all
in my head
 
   

Sandra Simpson lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, in the aptly named Bay of Plenty. She is the founding editor of a haiku webpage which may be seen at www.poetrysociety.org..nz/haiku.html and has a haiku inscribed on a river boulder in New Zealand's only haiku pathway at Katikati, established as a millennium project and recently extended. As well as haiku, Sandra also writes "regular" poetry, takes Chinese brush-painting lessons, enjoys going to the gym and walking, and does lots of reading, listening and talking (laughing optional).