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Summer 2008, vol 6 no 2


Sandra Simpson


in full bloom
your lips on my ear
  wispy clouds
not touching
as we pass
every morning
starting all over
day lilies
  southerly change
my daughter's cheek
hot against mine
hollyhock shadow
against the wall
your boots

Sandra Simpson Sandra Simpson lives in Tauranga in the aptly named Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. She is secretary of the Katikati Haiku Pathway Committee and edits Haiku NewZ ( for the NZ Poetry Society. She won last year's Kokako International Haiku Competition and received an Honourable Mention in this year's Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Contest. Besides haiku, she enjoys gardening (and has the puncture wounds to prove it), walking and laughing.