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Five haiku

summer clouds
sift their shadows
through long grass

dark horizon
black cockatoos stir
the scent of rain

between shadows
the echidna walking
on moonlight

the last star falls
to earth

cloudless moon
a pademelon nibbles
its shadow

Lorraine Haig has a fine arts degree but now spends her free time writing poetry, particularly haiku. She has been published in Australian and overseas journals. She and her husband live in the village of Richmond in Tasmania and share their garden with pademelons, echidnas and many species of birds.