Monday, May 23, 2016

all linen
and little nose
flying dreams

Images from #remixvic

Thursday, May 19, 2016

lamplit breath
floats along the shore
ghost stories

Thursday, May 17, 2012

This haiku by 18th century poet Buson is possibly my favourite of the Japanese masters.  It captures the endless possibilities of the public domain that awaits every one of us just 'beyond the gate'.  This image was taken just beyond my gate in Sydney this autumn morning.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

For those of you that enjoy my images, I have put up a handful of illustration and photos on my new flickr site under 'Dalloway Fish'. 
By all means drop by and feel free to comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

a woman yawns
behind a beautiful man
morning commute

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Interested in Sydney's streets - real or imagined?

By all means join me at SydneySightLines until I unearth a few more haiku.

Cheers, Emma Dalloway

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Thanks for your interest in Australian Haiku.  

For the moment I am focusing on street life life around Sydney.  You are invited to visit SydneySightlines.   

Cheers, Dalloway

Sunday, April 10, 2011

an unlit taper
echoes then rolls
stained glass

Friday, March 4, 2011

gesticulating wildly
they talk
of the simple life

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sydney is considering running light rail down George Street.  Here's what it could look like.

And its current state...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

a train's
winter shadow - always
that one mistake

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hey folk.  As some of you know, I'm back at university studying urban design (the perfect course for any flaneur out there).  So - just for this year - I've swapped photographing little things like bees for learning how to draw cities with actual, ink-filled pens.

Somehow, while I've been away, this blog has become far more popular than I could ever have imagined.  So to say thanks for visiting and following Australian Haiku, here's one of my favourite bee photos from an earlier post.                               Cheers, Dalloway

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

an elephant
holds back the butterflies
strong coffee

Sunday, March 7, 2010

through dragonflies
first autumn wind

With thanks to Barb Henry for her background texture.

Monday, March 1, 2010

old jetty
the smallest feather falling
through my blouse

Ambrosia, Issue 3, Spring 2009

Friday, February 19, 2010

one last cloud
surrenders her colour
to twilight

Sunday, February 7, 2010

after work
the lotus flowers
already gone

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

the office shadows
a Ginsberg Howl

Thursday, January 28, 2010

a boy strays
into the scrub
banksia men

Banksia men are the frightening villains of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, a popular series of childrens books by Australian author May Gibbs, first published in 1918.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hey folks.  I suspect life's going to get a little busy for me down here in Sydney, so I may whip up a few less haiga this year.  I'll see how it goes.  I will try to visit your sites as often as I can.

And here's a link to a couple of goldfish haiga that havent been posted on my blog but can be found at HaigaOnline, if you're interested. 

There's not nearly enough ku about goldfish in the world I reckon.

Monday, December 21, 2009

cerulean sky
between the pond skater
and the eel

Saturday, December 19, 2009

the longest day
I finally take no
for an answer

Patrick Gillespie of PoemShape is collecting solstice haiku.  E-mail your contribution via his contact page, or post it to his guest book.

And to get you in the mood, here's some winter solstice ku from the f/k/a archives.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

curtains cut down
to let in the sun
twisted flower

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I finally managed to elbow my way into The Herons Nest this month (Dec 2009, pg 3). 

Australian Haiku just flew past 10,000 hits this weekend too.  Thanks very much to you all.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009