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Hansha Teki's haiku are exceptional and therefore merit greater exposure. This is why this exception in the number of haiku showcased has been made.


tattered crow 
flying at half-mast ...
this chill wind

eye contact ...
we breathe this mist
in silence

making use
of the long drop ...
falling leaves

the voice of God ...
Bethells Beach

southern cross ...
ancient dreams seep
through the gaps

spring alarm ...
dawn awakens
before me

waning light -
the sea too flickers
with fire

in the rites of death ...
autumn dreams

while she turns
to view the moon ...
lapping waves

spring tide ...
one godwit still
in flight 

the wording
of her epitaph ...
spring tendrils

violent dawn ...
light slices open
the blackbird's song


moon viewing ...
a slit of cloud
parts her eye


Hansha Teki was born in rural New Zealand then urbanised to tune in, turn on and drop out in the sixties.  He spontaneously wrote a short poem in February 2007 that he later discovered conformed to classical Japanese haiku practice and has been studying and practising ever since.