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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Graham Nunn


toast for breakfast
a rooster song
slices the dawn
  dry creek bed
the silence
of stones
low tide
the seaweed
loses its shape
  dead of night
a square of moonlight
where she slept
lookout point
through binoculars–
the ocean's sound

Graham Nunn Graham Nunn is a Brisbane based writer, current Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival: spoken in one strange word ( and founding member of local performance group SpeedPoets (

His haiku and haibun are published regularly in journals such as paper wasp, bottle rockets, Yello Moon, Simply Haiku, Contemporary Haibun Online, and The Heron's Nest. Awards include 1st Place in the 4th annual Jack Stamm International Haiku Contest and 1st Place in the Seed Pearls International Poetry Competition for Haibun and Renga (written with Rowan Donovan).

Graham's first collection of haiku, A Zen Firecracker, was published in 2003, and his latest collection of haiku and haibun, Measuring the Depth (Pardalote Press, was released in 2005. Both titles are available from the author: