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Tiring the heart--
mountains and ocean
too much beauty

sea gulls yelp
crazed dingos heralding
the rush hour
..(C) 2011 Spiros Zafiris
..mostly channeled; spirit Ram
old man's garden -
a scarecrow
with a floral dress


jardin du vieil homme -
un épouvantail
en robe à fleurs
evening commute
huge orange moon
skims the treetops
winter morning
two butterflies
warm the garden

The Heron’s Nest,Vol.XIII,No.2,June 2011


have proudly returned
let's barefoot it
..(C) 2011 Spiros Zafiris
..channeled; spirit Ram
rising up to start the day
spaghetti breakfast


a warbler
extinguishes the silence
no ahem compares
..(C) 2011 Spiros Zafiris
..channeled; spirit Harmony
its first faded flowers
jasmine's scent


ses premières fleurs fanées
le parfum du jasmin


twilight rustle...
each tree a trombone
as my street sleeps
..(C) 2011 Spiros Zafiris
..channeled; spirit Ram
the first cry
of our newborn baby
april blossom

Mainichi Daily News, May 20, 2011
night in the open
consumed with cricket song
we know out of millions
there's a star for us
each and everyone

Haiku Pix Review Vol 2, Spring 2011
dusk rain
washing the heat
out of the day
a dead fish
floating in the pond
yellow lilies
My street is loud with
crashing clashing colors shrieking
"It's spring! It's spring!"

praise to direct report
grows into motivation
for the rest of the shift
climbing above the shrubs
clematis flowers
wild mushrooms
in our deserted garden
wrapped in silence
we know how this coldness
lingers like cataract

jamur-jamur liar
di taman yang telantar
terbungkus sepi
dan kita tahu tentang beku
yang lekat bagai katarak

on the off chance that
the tree frogs are calling me
I warm up my scales

flight of cranes—
bridging the sea
with the sky

Editors’Choice:Second Best Award,Haiku Reality,June,2011
afternoon commute
windshield filled with tiny rainbows
after passing the fountain
in the cool of the day
whacking weeks, trimming hedges
a firefly blinks hello
in the empty
summer garden the trees
ring out the changes

see the definition for 'ring out the changes' here
fourth watch
reaching for the sheet
as the sky lightens
you keep going
in your footsteps
starflowers bloom

* * *

jatkat matkaa
jalanjälkiisi puhkeaa
a wood pigeon
and a crow calling out --
dawn chorus duet
wheel over still water
sunshine reflections
walking toward the car-
unseen honeysuckle
perfumes the night air
mugged by a gang
of sparrows  -  magpie
drops a white feather
the hare with amber eyes
jumps back in again

Publications credits: Mainichi Shimbun (May 2011)

Snapshot Press Haiku Collection eChapbook Competition

steady heat
a squirrel moves the shadows
of the leaves
holiday weekend-
the block filled with barbecue
and running children