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CHAPTER FOUR ANTHOLOGY
HAIKU WRITTEN BY CANADIAN WOMEN



lingering sadly
the fragile pink petal embrace
the cherry's old trunk

-Suezan Aikins



Driving at night
our headlights part the darkness
not the falling snow


-Winona Baker


Returning home
only the pendulum
in motion


-Betty Kendell Bennett



ah these soft spring nights
full of bawling cats...
and lilac


-Marianne Bluger


Pingos heave
out of the barrens.....
the midnight sun.


-Catherine M. Buckaway



newborn
struggling down his chest...
the breast that isn't there!


-Denise Coney


Arriving home -
the setting sun
framed in each window


-Betty Drevniok



snow on silent snow
unseen cardinals calling
my dog nuzzles me


-Muriel Ford



Falkland Island War:
on the sea floor sailors rest
free of thunder


-Claire K. Harris



January thaw
in the parking garage
a blue egg fragment


-Dorothy Howard








april...and again
the seven days of poppies
rushing red


-anne mckay



Taoreni no kichi yuku
Shiju ma Trillium.


In the stillness
among the decayed fallen trees
Trillium.


-Tomi Nishimura


old boat
on the starlit river
of when are you dreaming?


-Claire Pratt



manning the deck
of the sunken vessel
an unmanned robot


-Margaret Saunders




During our quarrel
an icicle has lengthened
to the breaking point


-L.Pearl Schuck




November fog
my old aunt
asks who I am

-Dorothy Cameron Smith




we dip in the lake the sun and i


-Ruby Spriggs



in mid-summer
tearing up old diaries;
cool rain


-Anna Vakar



Les erables en fen...
Ma main ralentit sa marche
sur la page blance


-Jocelyne Villeneuve


grandmother
serenely stitching:
no thread in eye


-Gail Whitter


This morning the clouds
are delightfully varied
as a city crowd


-Maureen Wong

Page Copyright © Jane Reichhold 1986.
Poems Copyright © with the designated authors 1986.

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