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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Sandra Simpson


morning traffic
sitting still
a cormorant
  pawlonia leaf
blows at the screen
my unread book
new house plans
the perfect triangles
in a spider's web
  autumn wedding
my grandfather's
faded grin
summer's end
moving towards me
the shadow of the house

Sandra Simpson lives in Tauranga, New Zealand, in the aptly named Bay of Plenty. She is the founding editor of a haiku webpage which may be seen at and has a haiku inscribed on a river boulder in New Zealand's only haiku pathway at Katikati, established as a millennium project and recently extended. As well as haiku, Sandra also writes "regular" poetry, takes Chinese brush-painting lessons, enjoys going to the gym and walking, and does lots of reading, listening and talking (laughing optional).