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Spring 2009, vol 7 no 1
 

HAIKU

 

Techne

 
 

afternoon land breeze —
the sulphur butterfly
miles off shore
 
   
  into summer —
a box turtle carries a
painting of autumn
   
blue sky
listening to a tape
on clouds
 
   
    tiger, sulfur, sphinx . . .
gray cocoons
  labeled on a branch
   
plum blossoms
squeezing color
out of the tube
 
   
  watercolor —
with a sigh, the lily
dries out
   
sunset ...
how many pixels
in the matrix?
 
   
  The Milky Way!
an unmanned probe deployed
into the sea
   
summer ends —
a single page
of the fish-eye lens
 
   
  both ends of the night
— moon
and satellite dish
   
eye surgery
the shimmer
of moonlight
 
   
  late night downpour —
the traffic lights change
for no-one
   
lack of nearby
large light sources
hardly star gazing
 
   
  crescent moon
electric lamps outline
the temple hill
   
across town
a train whistles its way
through the dark
 
   
  misty rain—
dry pavement under
the ambulance
   
smudging the wound
with the smoke
of one match
 
   
  rifle shot
    a cloud
    of birds
   
distant thunder
potato bugs curl
into ammunition
 
   
  dead deer —
this rifle
so heavy (now)
   
country road—
breaking the speed limit
to elude a storm
 
   
  gritty snow . . .
a pig's wet snout
   from the passing truck
   
jackhammer —
the little one hugs
her doll harder
 
   
  the commuter train —
falling leaves swirl
around its passage
   
flowers of Monet
near the window
where fumes winter
 
   
  spring morning
the shades of rust
along the fence
   
indigo sky
she dips her paintbrush
into its colour
 
   

 


Credits

afternoon land breeze — (P. Watsky, 1:1) into summer — (Chris Eichenberger, 4:4)
blue sky (Susan Delphine Delaney, 5:1) tiger, sulfur, sphinx . . . (Dave Russo, 4:4)
plum blossoms (Fay Aoyagi, 5:1) watercolor — (Vladislav Vassiliev, 3:4)
sunset ... (Vladislav Vassiliev, 3:4) The Milky Way! (Dhugal Lindsay, 5:2)
summer ends — (Ikumi Yoshimura, 5:1) both ends of the night (Vladislav Vassiliev, 3:4)
eye surgery (F. Porad 1:1) late night downpour — (A. Callister, 1:4)
lack of nearby (Geert Verbeke, 2:4) crescent moon (Kala Ramesh, 5:4)
across town (H. Ruggieri, 1:3) misty rain— (William Higginson, 2:5)
smudging the wound (Clyde Glandon, 3:3) rifle shot (C. Mair, 1:6)
distant thunder (Ariel Lambert, 3:4) dead deer — (Tim Jamieson, 2:3)
country road— (Curtis Dunlap, 6:2) gritty snow . . . (Dave Russo, 6:2)
jackhammer — (Udo Wenzel, 3:2) the commuter train — (William Higginson, 2:5)
flowers of Monet (André Duhaime, 2:3) spring morning (Chad Lee Robinson, 2:6)
indigo sky (Doreen King, 3:3)  

 

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