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Issue # 8 September 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Dawn Bruce, an Australian poet, has three books of poetry 'Stinging the Silence', 'Tangible Shadows' and 'Sketching Light' published by Ginninderra Press and 'raking stones' an anthology, produced by her haiku and tanka group, Ozku. Although a lover of all forms of poetry, Dawn feels haiku has a distilled beauty that captures best of all the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Dawn Bruce



I light
a prayer candle for mum...
shadows waver

between showers
the stillness of the lagoon...
lowered voices

the sun setting
on an old monastery...
I wish I could pray