Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Haiku--By Maureen Sudlow--New Zealand

nikau fans
cooling the face
of the breeze

warm wind
dozens of white butterflies
sun dancing

autumn garden
dried leaves rustling
into heaps

a small dog
sniffing down the breeze

Maureen and her husband Rod live in Dargaville in the Kaipara (New Zealand). Maureen has had poetry published both on-line and in magazines such as A Fine Line, and has recently published her first poetry collection Antipodes. She has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Whitireia, and was short-listed for the 2012 Joy Cowley Award for her children’s picture book Fearless Fred and the Dragon.


  1. Maureen, you Haiku group is wonderful and very cool to read. Haiku format is very fun to write. Always nice to read you here on Whispers....... S

  2. Splendid kindred thread by the Magnificent Maureen.

    Seriously, if she was to write the "M" section of her local telephone directory, I would find it interesting reading. She is just that good.

  3. These are spectacular Haiku! I really enjoyed reading them this evening.

  4. I really enjoyed these very much.