February 2012

rising sun -
just a sneak preview
of tomorrow

rock bound still
the liberator
of godly fire

haloed moon ...
my shadow turns in
on itself

from winter's dream -
a blue yawn

open eyes ...
the revelation
of shadows

empty path ...
first to be shed
are sandals

under the ice -
spring bulbs

a morepork
echoes its name ...
haloed moon

by indifferent stars ...
this embrace ours

tear-filled eyes --
streaming overhead
star-filled night

getting by
without articles
bare senryu


windy day -
stretching the truth
across clouds

moonless night
deepening streams
of gloom

sepia moon ...
cuttlefish ripple
through dreams

summer retreat ...
cicadas redefine

summer breeze
cicadas blur the bounds
of silence

bumble bees
swoon from peonies -
valentine's day

five seven five
the via negativa
of English haiku

in this light ...
no more

ash clouds ...
penitents turn
back home

the faces
wincing in pain ...
also mine

parting clouds ...
a godwit vanishes
from view

the remains
of a godwit's flight ...
vapour trail

a morepork's cry
attached to nothing ...
starless night

rocks ooze
the lingering heat -
cicada chant

a fantail flits
through dusk's antiphons -
shrove tuesday

through the open door
of a tui's counterpoint
sound changes colour

open door
a tui's counterpoint
changes colour

her leitmotif
navigates the mists ...
hidden stream

silent night -
white stones reflect
the unnamed

the earth too
changes direction ...
lenten ash

lenten ash ...
already leaves
start to turn

lenten path ...
if the sun rises
it just rises

rolling in -
the homeric laughter
of clouds

night winds
shift the silence ...
crescent moon

dark night ...
she proposes he take
a flying leap
dimly amorous
desolate lamps play flatly
fiendishly, clean clear
power outage ...
moonlight sculpts with me
her curves
I uproot a plant
and now my universe
is all upside down
fading dreams ...
first light unzips
sky from sea
some days
yellow just gets
in the way
lingering war ...
she seals the letter
with x's
new moon ...
she reflects light
flatulence ...
White Island too
lets off steam
stepping out
from under ANZUS ...
acid rain
rough weather ...
he sets his face
like flint
the sandals
I dare not untie ...
lenten vigil
a cicada
rattles in the web ...
autumn dusk
kissing booth -
an ancient frog
jumps the queue
sudden death ...
the moon overflows
shallow pools
cicadas --
summer climaxes
in chorus
when all else
fails to inspire --
almost as if
it's Taranaki ...
Mount Fuji
laundry day ...
a fool hanging out
with King Lear
summer break -
everything but
the kitchen sink
haiku prompt -
poets jamming many words
into less
cloudless day ...
my single malt
without ice
feather in her cap ...
shooting star
can five months
still the echo
of your words?
a poet
frames the moment -
beneath the wings
of a brooding dove -
the rising sun
setting sun ...
a caged dog returns
to its vomit
catfish love
spent now, stirring
murky light
one godwit
misses the boat ...
chilly dawn
omega ...
having bitten it
to the core