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Haiku Spirit Issue #11 



AUGUST 1997

 



Inishboffin Abù


Glabhàn ~ hill garden
carved from the rock with effort
delicious sweet tea




Astute islanders
gather the summer harvest
winter solitude




two hundred locals
share their pubs with us, knowing
we don't understand


On rocky green hills
some old houses stand forlorn
forgotten stories


Philip Keogh




cat from the street
shares with an old lady
the milk that's left




two wrinkled hands
join
to say goodbye


Gilles Fabre




Summer day
far out to sea
rain falling


Joe McFadden




Summer evening's silence
on the fireplace
one rose petal has fallen




Midsummer's day ~
two men
cut a dead street tree




Summer evening debate ~
the grandfather
has not lit his pipe yet




Pub's round toilet window
just big enough ~
the summer full moon


Gilles Fabre




Jet setting monk
laptop and begging bowl
the air hostess bows


Ken Jones (Spring 1997, Kyoto and Kamakura)




friends come and go
four teabags in the sink
the fading light


Jim Norton




a perfect bookmark
if it were longer
this grey hair of mine


Gilles Fabre




Hurry we're late!
Sucking dew from a rose
this particular snail


Jim Norton




the afternoon darkens:
the boy's hand
puts his father in check


Gilles Fabre




-by itself, in darkness
a garlic clove sprouts


Jim Norton




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