Haibun ~ Kirsty
Karkow and Ron Moss
There is a mailbox
on a beach in the Galapagos. Lonely men on clipper ships and working schooners
make use of it when they drop anchor during circumnavigating voyages.
Sailors travelling east leave mail for the ships travelling west to collect
and carry home. And vice versa. Many months, and even years, may pass
before a letter reaches its destination, if it gets there at all. A lesson
her last word
still in his hand
Karkow was born in England and spent much of her youth in Arizona,
Trinidad and Barbados.
resident of the coast of Maine, and Maryland before that, she has at times
been a competitive dressage rider, an instructor in Tai
Chi and a sculptor
in stone and clay.
outdoors and with Hospice, Kirsty is married to Ed and they have two
poetry is a consuming interest which she likens to a spiritual
Moss is a writer and artist who enjoys working in most Japanese forms. He is
published in Australia and overseas in magazines such as Famous Reporter,
Yellow Moon, Heron's Nest, Frogpond, World Haiku Review, Mainichi Daily
News. He has received an honorary mention in the Japanese
Suruga-Baika Literary Festival and a second place in the 7th Mainichi
Daily News haiku competition.
have been published in Red Moon's Haibun Anthology, World Haiku Review,
Paper Wasp, HaikuHut's Short Stuff and soon to be published
edition of Reeds. He's a member of Watersmeet Haiku Group in
Hobart, Tasmania; the World Haiku Association; and the World Haiku Club.
He has won first prizes in Yellow Moon's international competition
in Haiku, Haibun, Renga and placings in Tanka.
at Leslie Vale, Tasmania with his wife Sharon. He is also a volunteer
firefighter and an officer at his local fire brigade.
recently interviewed on the NPAC website after winning successive Gold
Medals for haiga. To read it click on Interview.
more of Ron's work, go to his website: A
world of Images and words
2005: Simply Haiku