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My Published Haiku (in edited journals and anthologies)

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Sue Courtney,
Orewa, New Zealand


PRUNE JUICE – #37, July 2022

garden party
the doll’s eyes
unblinking


a fine line – Journal of the New Zealand Poetry Society
Winter 2022  (published July 2022)

late autumn –
all day long the song thrush sings
all day long

wintry night
a Milky Way arcs
from my neighbour’s chimney


AUTUMN MOON Haiku Journal – issue 5:2, June 2022

spring thaw
a wealth of colour unleashed
from stone

country lane
the cows up to their eyes
in daisies


THE HERON’S NEST – Volume XXIV, Number 2: June 2022

in formation         information         in formation


STARDUST – ISSUE 62, May 2022

stardust
in her hair
moonflowers


a fine line – Journal of the New Zealand Poetry Society
Autumn 2022  (published April 2022)

drinks break
the witter of wax-eyes
at the water fountain

old pond
the frogs’ eyes
in the soup


WHIPTAIL ISSUE 2 – the BIRD issue, February 2022

night migration the moon and the moon and the moon


FROGPOND – issue 45:1, Winter 2022 (February 2022)

zoom reading
her mouth trying to catch
her voice


a fine line – Journal of the New Zealand Poetry Society
Summer 2022  (published February 2022)

barren landscape
her fourth IVF
fruitless

parched earth
the mandarin tree
also dies

pink ribbon
a part of her
no longer there


AUTUMN MOON Haiku Journal – issue 5:1, December 2021

first frost
a fantail fluffs up
feather blankets

stage 4
the tree becomes
a skeleton


FAILED HAIKU –  #71, November 2021

pandemic update
the potatoes
boil dry

twilight
only the sound of
tinnitus

Guy Fawkes night
a rocket fires the neighbour’s cat under my bed


PRUNE JUICE – #35, November 2021

maritime museum
the creak and sway
of immigrant ships


Kissing a Ghost
New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology 2021

island memories
once again my partner asks
my name


a fine line – Journal of the New Zealand Poetry Society
Winter 2021 (published July 2021)

golden hour
every dog checks the same rock
for messages

cold snap
google earth
freezes

photoshop class
we talk about
masks


a fine line – Journal of the New Zealand Poetry Society
Summer 2020/2021 (published February 2021)

last trip to Mum’s
dipping in and out
of the fog

lockdown
the campground tap drips
cobwebs


The Perfect Weight of Blankets at Night
New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology 2019

the racket
of crickets
watching night tennis


number eight wire: The Fourth New Zealand Haiku Anthology 2019

night cap
the moon rises
half empty

cycling home –
a crescent moon winks
as i cross the bridge


The unnecessary Invention of Punctuation
New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology 2018

cycling home –
crescent moon winks
as i cross the bridge


Given an Ordinary Stone
New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology 2013

after the outing
he hangs her hair
beside his hat


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