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Spring 2005, vol 3 no 1


Haiku ~ Sandra Simpson

on the sandbar . . .  
my footprints winter afternoon –
going the other way black swans
  drink themselves
watching clouds  
in the flower-shop window spring thaw –
chrysanthemums finding last year’s
painting bamboo –  
trying to imagine  
the wind  

Sandra Simpson lives in Tauranga, New Zealand. Her haiku have been published in journals including Kokako and Bravado (both NZ), The Heron's Nest (USA), Stylus (Australia) and Haiku Presence (UK). One of her haiku is engraved on a rock in New Zealand's Haiku Pathway at Katikati (for more information on this pathway see

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