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Autumn 2006, vol 4 no 3


Ella Wagemakers


winter moon
on a bed of clouds
... owl feathers
  the moon
in duck pond water
choked by reeds
winter sunrise ...
fresh snow turns
to muddy slush
  day's end ...
another sunset
behind the clouds
winter mist ...
bare trees tremble
beyond my breath

Ella Wagemakers Ella Wagemakers was born in the Philippines and now lives in the Netherlands with her husband. She is an English Teacher at the Dutch Police Academy. She received an AB-IS from Manila University in 1983, a 2nd Degree Teaching Diploma in Tilburg in 2001, and a 1st Degree Teaching Diploma (Tilburg) in 2003.

Her essay "A Dutch Journey" was published in Not Home, But Here, an anthology edited by Luisa A. Igloria. So far, she has had a few haiku published online in the Makata International Poetry Journal and other online e-zines. She is working on her first poetry collection.