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Spring 2009, vol 7 no 1
 

HAIKU

 

Dyad

 
 

sultry night —
the undertow
at our gold bands
 
   
  heat wave
the taste of sweat
on her hip
   
fireworks
explode over the bed ...
parsley gone to seed
 
   
  after our visit
in quiet, the things
I forgot to say ...
   
on tomorrow's snail
my love letter
to you
 
   
  Dog day heat ...
the subtle breeze
of a blown kiss
   
summer heat
even here, even now
I remember you
 
   
  the scent of rain
       thoughts of him
stay with me
   
almost midnight
the cry of the duck egg seller
written into her letter
 
   
  a young wife
washing muddy bamboo shoots,
her white fingers
   
harvest moon . . .
a mother washes
her newborn
 
   
  twilight chill
  venus moves closer
    to mars
   
full morning moon —
the working girl's
gauzy blouse
 
   
  waste bed —
among stars' tears
her nightgown
   
rising late
her footprint still
in the frost
 
   
  dead of night
a square of moonlight
where she slept
   
autumn rain . . .
sleeping
where he slept
 
   
  ice skating
into his hand
my whole weight
   
winter moon
only your photo
to remind me
 
   
  deep winter
his breath
holding mine
   
after you leave
i still remain
the year grinds wheat
 
   
  sunrise . . .
it's what her
shadow doesn't say
   
moon,
you stare at me
like i'm so pretty
 
   
  winter moon
far away ... mute love
   
my mistake
untangling the orchard
from your hair
 
   
  wispy clouds
not touching
as we pass
   
Idly
combing the doll's hair
brambles
 
   
  embracing
our heartbeats,
lips part
   
jacarandas
in full bloom
your lips on my ear
 
   
  the butterfly
on the clover-head
your lips on mine
   
Thunderstorm —
clutching my flashlight
and lover
 
   
  breaststroking
she parts the waves
fallen blossoms
   
   

 


Credits

sultry night — (N. S. Smith, 1:2) heat wave (Francis Masat, 3:3)
fireworks (A. Callister, 1:4) after our visit (T. Clausen, 1:4)
on tomorrow's snail (C. Colon, 1:4) Dog day heat ... (Ed Markowski, 3:3)
summer heat (C.D. Better 1:1) the scent of rain (Raquel D. Bailey, 6:3)
almost midnight (Steve Dolphy, 2:5) a young wife (Ikuyo Yoshimura, 3:4)
harvest moon . . . (Robert Wilson, 5:4) twilight chill (Carol Raisfeld, 3:3)
full morning moon — (David Giacalone, 5:3) waste bed — (M. Fantoli, 1:4)
rising late (Ron Moss, 3:2) dead of night (Graham Nunn, 4:4)
autumn rain . . . (Naia, 4:3) ice skating (Keiko Izawa, 3:4)
winter moon (Clive Oseman, 3:3) deep winter (Raquel D. Bailey, 6:4)
after you leave (Bret Wooldridge, 3:3) sunrise . . . (Robert Wilson, 5:4)
moon, (Belle Nabor, 3:1) winter moon (D.M. Holmes, 1:6)
my mistake (Andrew Riutta, 3:3) wispy clouds (Sandra Simpson, 6:2)
Idly (Ian Daw, 3:3) embracing (Michael Garofalo, 2:3)
jacarandas (Sandra Simpson, 6:2) the butterfly (Sandra Mooney-Ellerbeck, 6:3)
Thunderstorm — (K. Kimmel, 1:3) breaststroking (William Higginson, 2:5)

 

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