January 2011


the wording
of her epitaph ...
spring tendrils


spring tide ...
one godwit still
in flight

 


drowning
in the rites of death ...
autumn dreams

 


waning light -
the sea too flickers
with fire

 


southern cross ...
ancient dreams seep
through the gaps

 


making use
of the long drop ...
falling leaves

Simply Haiku - Autumn/Winter 2011
Haiku by New Zealand Poets, Past and Present - Selected by Sandra Simpson 


a pukeko
sounds out the depth
of night


a bee
leaving itself
behind


green fields -
the children of Tane
lie beneath


cicadas ...
ancient ripples echo
among stones


starry night -
my shadow hides
the earth


hui tanguru...
a distant rumble now
the big bang


night sky ...
its fullness empties
over me


shrinking universe ...
hermit crabs assemble
in vacancy chains


winter garden ...
the scent of a woman
awakens me


kihikihi wawa ...
an acorn parts
from its cup


summer shade ...
a cloud of birds
takes flight


karakia
rising and falling ...
whaitere


first light
for many a haiku ...
sticky note


summer thirst
rain clouds settle
on my beer