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Winter 2007, vol 5 no 4


John Barlow


out of the morning
the blues
of steller's jays
  the hummingbird's colours
blurred into one . . .
autumn dusk
trail dust
a spider's web strung
from bush to bush
  white paint
peeling from the barn
the dark-eyed juncos
rolling fog
the turkey vulture returns
to its post

John Barlow John Barlow is the editor of The Haiku Calendar, which has appeared annually since 2000, and co-editor of The New Haiku (2002) and the forthcoming Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku, written and compiled with Matthew Paul. His other books include Flamingo Shapes (2001) and Waiting for the Seventh Wave (2006). His haiku have received awards in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. These five haiku were all written in Big Sur, California.