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Winter 2007, vol 5 no 4


Quendryth Young


damp woodpile
the rounded cap
of a toadstool
  winter solstice -
a crow on the signpost
looks both ways
buds on the oak
  sympathy card
a seagull skims
the wet sand
roadkill —
the swollen teats
of a possum

Quendryth Young Quendryth Young is a retired cytologist who lives on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. After forty years spent researching and reporting cancer of the cervix, she is retired, and remains a wife, mother of two, and grandmother to five. Her life is now filled as a director and National Master in the fascinating game of Bridge, singing alto in the local Chorale, and with her new-found passion for haiku.

Her writing has been published in Australia, USA, UK, NZ, Japan and Europe. Quendryth edits the haiku section of the literary magazine, FreeXpresSion, and coordinates a group of haiku enthusiasts, cloudcatchers, for ginko and workshops. As a member of the Wollumbin Haiku Workshop, her work appears on: