Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
September-October 2004, vol. 2, no. 5

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Rosa Clement: Published Haiku

starfruit leaves  
leaf-cutter ants take them  
beneath dark earth early morning
  the beggar's hat
Wildwalk Haiku Kukai Highly Commended
soft with dew

  World Haiku Review, Vol. 2, No. 3
kapok tree
the boy tells everyone  
home is nearby hot breeze
  each pepper in the bushes
World Haiku Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 has its own twinkle

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waterfall pool
cupped in the girl's hands  
an aquarium fish Sudden sun
  in the hummingbird's neck
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sunny day
a wasp tastes  
everyone's beer hot sun
  a canoe full of corn grains
World Haiku Association, Tempslibres losing gold

  The Heron's Nest
my dog's ears  
finally stiffen termites and I
  share a tea table
World Haiku Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 dusky night

  "Oku-no-Hosomichi Kukai"

Rosa Clement learned to know Amazonia as she grew up in Manaus, a city at the juncture of the two major tributaries of the great Amazon River. Some of her vacations were spent at her mother's home in the interior, and it was there that she got acquainted with the river and the forest.

Clement has practiced the form since 1992 and now is a member of the Grêmio Sumaúma de Haicai, established in Manaus, AM.

She published her first haiku book, entitled Canoa Cheia (Full Canoe), in 2002, but as she becomes more involved with haiku she hopes to publish a second haiku book.

She has published renga with Zane Parks in the Parnassus Magazine and with Jeanne Cassler in Lynx, and haiku in the International Edition of Frogpond, May/2001, and in The Heron's Nest.

An interview and some of her recent haiku are also found in this issue of Simply Haiku.