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The City Lights of San Francisco – 7 haiku on Verity La

Well, I am absolutely thrilled to let you all know that I now have seven new San Francisco haiku, hot off the glass on Verity La following on from my recent interview with Ashley Capes. A big thank you to all the Verity La gang for their support of my work.

And make sure you keep your eyes on Verity La over the next week as they will be featuring some of the poets on the QLD Poetry Festival Program. Bound to be some mighty fine reading!

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Call for submissions: Third Australian Haiku Anthology

It’s now five years since the publication of the Second Australian Haiku Anthology (2006), so another edition of work by Australian haiku poets, now so well represented in contests and publications around the world, is timely.

Submissions for the third edition are invited from poets living in Australia or from Australian poets, resident overseas.

The deadline for submissions is: 30 September 2011

The editors are looking for submissions of up to 5 previously published haiku, typed in 12pt font, clearly marked with your name, postal and email address. Details of where the haiku were published must be included along with details of any awards the haiku may have won. A brief biography is also required.

Submissions can be emailed to Katherine Samuelowicz at ksamuelowicz@optusnet.com.au or posted to:

paper wasp
14 Fig Tree Pocket Road
Chapel Hill
Qld 4069
Australia

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In the spirit of haiku, here’s another handful of San Francisco poems to leave you with…

black coffee
with each sip
the stars brighten

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rubbing your belly
the beat
of two hearts

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first drink
on the horizon
three fingers of sun

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San Francisco Haiku #7

zen garden
no urge to slap
the mosquito

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still in the lap
of buddha
white butterfly

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through the redwoods
in such a hurry
summer wind

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San Francisco Haiku #6

redwood forest
a blue jay disappears
into sky

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my forty years
clear
in the stream’s image

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wind from the north
handing you a heart
shaped sorrel leaf

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San Francisco Haiku #5

one eye on the meat
alley cat
licks itself

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busking out of tune
the crow
hits its note

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licking the stamp
for your postcard
distant sun

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San Francisco Haiku #4

passing the station
the jogger puffs
fresh air

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park bench
a robin sings
me to sleep

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wind up
the school girl’s skirt
how wide the sky

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San Francisco Haiku #3

deep in the wisteria
pure white
of gull’s eggs

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girls in their
communion dresses
pigeons look the other way

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fishing
the tide rises
up the egret’s legs

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