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Haiku Spirit Issue #18 




DECEMBER 1999

 

 


East wind -
over silent fields
October moon.

 

Joe McFadden

 

 

 

Impossible
to tell the sky from the ocean ~
This autumn's first dusk

 

 

The first leaves ~
before raking
I look at the blue sky

 

 

Gilles Fabre

 

 

 

Out of Manhattan
the flight of a cormorant
no other movement

 

Sean O'Connor

 

 

 

Bird's weak chirps ~
I stop reading
to poke the fire

 

Gilles Fabre

 

 

 

Weeks of rain
quiet beasts
stand in fields

 

Ken Jones

 

 

 

Out of the wetlands
it lies in the office park
long beak frozen

 

Jim Norton

 

 

 

Darkening morning
husband and wife
keep closer

 

Ken Jones

 

 

 

morning meditation -
out of the blue, a swallow
pops into my mind

 

Bill Wyatt

 

 

 

Manhattan
out by the turnpike
how still this crane

 

Sean O'Connor

 

 

 

back and forth
through the wood
the bark
the echo

 

Ken Jones

 

 

 

The power's back ~
i turn off the lamp,
again, reading by candlelight

 

 

mountain sunset ~
among pines
one red-leafed tree

 

 

let's stop this earthy talk!
over the frosty canal
a swan is taking off

 

 

as this perfect blue sky
won't give anything away
 I blow on the wind chimes

 

 

his shirt inside out
the old man
searches for change

 

Gilles Fabre

 

 

 

No spring
stone saucer of rain
rippled by the wind

 

 

In moonlight -
split ash
its smooth white flesh

 

Ken Jones

 

 

 

Green sunset -
leaning out, its pure gold
the new moon

 

Jim Norton




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