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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Lorin Ford


a red ochre handprint
above graffiti
  king tide
the moon snagged
in dune grass
night window
the constellation
of shadows
the basil bush humming
with bees
a possum's paw print
on the moon

Lorin Ford Lorin Ford writes haiku and longer poems in Brunswick, Victoria (Australia), where she has lived since 1976. Her first love was the Seaford beach and foreshore; her second, the timbered valleys and estuary of a small East Gippsland town. Her haiku have appeared in journals and anthologies published in Australia and New Zealand and in journals in Europe, Japan and the USA. Lorin shared equal first prize in the paper wasp Sixth Annual Jack Stamm Haiku Award and was again awarded first prize in the Seventh, in 2006.