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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


Sandra Simpson


picking raspberries . . .
the sun
in my mouth
  spring morning . . .
following the snail
through wisteria petals
the sun
  sultry night . . .
feeble flaps
of a dying moth
recipes fall
from granny's book . . .
a chill wind

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).