Monday, April 30, 2007

A Haiku about Poems about Crows

poems about crows -
ted hughes-like. Spoiling his fine
metaphor mindspin

Cathy Dineen
did i see you there
sitting with someone you knew?
quite oblivious?

Cathy Dineen

Saturday, April 28, 2007

A Haiku about Role Confusion

role confusion
who is he and what am i to you?
this life in song

Ian Row

Friday, April 27, 2007

i hear rain. it stops.
"i'm just teasing," she says,
as she drizzles.

Ian Row

Thursday, April 26, 2007

An ANZAC* Day Collective

*Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Badge sellers
Five bucks from my pocket
Anzac hat.

Karen McVean

Anzac Cove at dawn
Now glowing in candlelight
Not the fire of yore.

Leah Billeam

dawn service
remember the fallen
and the falling

Ian Row

iv.Remembrance Day
Yet do they observe
that which they mark with ritual?
Is grief uniform?

Chris Gill

the parade
wings, stars, medallions
the spoils of war

Ian Row

Let us rejoice
Remembering our Anzac warriors
Welling tears

Karen McVean

vii.Truth in labelling
Men in uniform:
parade day; gay bar theme night;
objects and agents.

Chris Gill

oaty delicious
indulgence is justified
by war's leftovers

Cesca Alice

Last Post
A call to silent prayer
Bowed, respect.

Karen McVean

Learn more about the ANZAC Day Tradition

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Spot Haiku 10

sometimes sitting here,
i wish i was a moon bug -
with a shiny bum

Cathy Dineen

you and your stone heart
drive me up the wall
'best friends forever'

Cesca Alice

The drop of gold coins
The slide of paper money
Descent into Hell.

Leah Billeam

iv.for mich
tuesday night movie
husband's pretentious choices
need new husband

Ian Row

Monday, April 23, 2007

Another haiku about another change of heart

i break
then build the bridge across
my hands to myself

Ian Row

A haiku about a change of heart

"needs work", she says
maybe she knows it's sexy
and now wants in

Ian Row
Richmond can’t find form -
misplaced belief one more time –
footy-tipping blues

Cathy Dineen

Sunday, April 22, 2007

arabesque placemats
porcelain and mother of pearl
made in china

Ian Row
silence is golden
autumn leaves are falling now
and so is the rain

Leah Billeam
to soften or not
the principle

Ian Row

Saturday, April 21, 2007

something tells me
my silence will not acheive
desired results

Ian Row

Friday, April 20, 2007

rollercoaster week
you never get used to it
carousel weekend

Ian Row
my name in pencil
planning for contingency
or date-in-waiting

Ian Row
the 'curb myself' blues
sing a song of imperfection
i want it to be true

Ian Row


I'm counting the days.
keeping score. lessons learned
the hard way... mine

Ian Row

Not good enough

Shop sells no cat food.
Chicken luncheon slice instead.
Puss turns up her nose.

Chris Gill


So many flowers,
but nothing to smell or touch!
Garden catalogue.

Chris Gill

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

funny how
i don't think about you
until i do

Ian Row
up in the hills,
sign of rain; fern frond trembles
and stretches... waiting.

Michael Galimany

Monday, April 16, 2007

A Haiku about the Running Man

running man freak
energetic frenzy
smug smiley geek

Sarah Priest

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Money from strangers
Loose change for parking meter
Is that an omen

Ian Row

A guide to action in troubled times

Act like nothing's wrong
and look what we can achieve:
business as usual!

Chris Gill

Bird, trapped in kitchen...

bird, trapped in kitchen
opportunistic foray
turns frantic

"over here", "this way",
"no, here" - "wait, you forgot your
leftover baklava"

Ian Row

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Easter Sunday Twinset

This year's Easter message
by Nestle & Baker's Delight:
Live life to the fullest.

Easter really means:
Eat your way to happiness.
With the Pope's blessing.

Cesca Alice

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

workin' from home
is tricky with Oprah
in da house

Ian Row

Chasing the sun...

Chasing the sun
I notice leaves turn

Karen McVean

A Seaside Easter

Bells, smells, crucifix
Tridium of prayer
Easter in the bush

Dignifed Elders
Siblings of my Grandfather
Soon to be at Peace

"scotch and dry thanks"

Easter Sunday Suite

Easter service
Premiums paid for insurance
Praying for cover

Trumpet and organ
wedded in discordant bliss
Cross purposes?

Housework: cleanliness
Is next to Godliness
I’m very Godly!

Ian Row

Good Friday Haiku

Imprisoned by bars
outside, the stained glass windows
glow with the hum of hymns

Ian Row

We saw a full moon: -
"It's full because it's Easter"
or vice versa?

Cathy Dineen

iii.Staying down
Jesus died for me.
So did the cow in my bun
(which I hope stays dead!)

Chris Gill

Honorable craving
Seeking refuge in Christ
Hot cross buns.

Karen McVean

Jesus Christ reruns
Same skewed soft focus stories
Lazy narrative

Ian Row

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Cesca exceeds herself...

"I've bought zoodoo,"
"60 kilos of animal poo."
Look... daffodils

Ian Row

Monday, April 09, 2007

time for bed, possum
oven mit puppet voice in my head.
now he's in my bed!

Ian Row
a curious blend
of cinnamon and... hubris.
not curious enough

Ian Row

Sunday, April 08, 2007

absentee father
behind the lack of compulsion
door number five

Ian Row

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Etiquette Police: Lesson One

where were you
the day classes were held?
now say thank you

Ian Row

A Haiku about the Witness Protection Program*

*A straight-friendly dance party in Melbourne

a trip to the zoo:
primate enclosure plus moat -
an offshore playground

Ian Row

Friday, April 06, 2007

Clouds of butterflies
Summer retreats, Autumn advances
Raindrops on my head

Karen McVean

Dream: Six

we sold your car
then looked for a house to buy
it was a happy time

Ian Row

Dream: Four

frantic culling
the packing, urgent and swift
lovers on the run

Ian Row

Monday, April 02, 2007

A Haiku about Sweet and Sour Pork

sweet and sour pork
anglicised asian cuisine
liberties we take

Cesca Alice