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Graham Nunn: Haiku

through the old fence  
my daughter's gap-toothed smile  
  sun bathing
  the shell's pattern repeated
  on her skin
winter dawn  
steam from the kettle  
mixes with sunlight the hare flees
  in the arc of its leap
fresh cut lawn  
a dandelion left  
for the bees  

Graham Nunn is a Queensland born poet who has had haiku published in international journals paper wasp, Famous Reporter and Yellow Moon and online at Simply Haiku, Short Stuff, Stylus, Haiku Oz and the World Haiku Association.

In 2003 he won the International Jack Stamm haiku competition for his haiku 'distant thunder', and the Seed Pearls International Yellow Moon renga competition, writing with Rowan Donovan.

His first collection of haiku, titled A Zen Firecracker, was published in November, 2003 by Impressed Publishing and is available by emailing the author at or by ordering direct from the website:

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