Sunday, June 28, 2009


turning
from the edge... still
the need to fall


Simply Haiku, winter 2009, vol 7 no 4

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Just off Dee Why

An on-line collection of haiku written by Australians can be found at The Dreaming Collection. Its a delightful little site with haiku tumbled into various categories such as suburbs, the outback, pubs, sport, sheep...

They're currently running a
competition to unearth more Australian haiku. It's free to enter and it's open to international folk. Entries need to be in by 1 July.

The above photograph was taken last week during business hours. The surf was incredible. At least 50 guys must have called in sick at work that morning and were spending the day riding perfect wave after perfect wave. You can tell we're in the depths of winter by the guys' full body wetsuits.

There are words that go with this picture, but the above competition wants unpublished work only (including blogs... I checked).

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


peeking
at the scan results
no dead birds

Sunday, June 21, 2009


*
warm winters day
a Chinese wind chime sings
to an empty street
*

Monday, June 15, 2009


returning to work
a patch of sunlight
on the platform

Simply Haiku, winter 2009, vol 7 no 4

Sunday, June 14, 2009


golden ant
struggles to the waterhole
I raise my flask

Thursday, June 11, 2009


*
splintered light
filling her eyes
the curtains drawn
*

Saturday, June 6, 2009



And a warm cup of tea goes out to the volunteer whale watchers who kindly leant me their binoculars.

*
breaching humpbacks
our hands
binocular blue
*


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

*
a bicycle swaggers
along the sea's edge - the drunk
and his seagulls
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