orb-weaver’s web the dewdrop’s kaleidoscope

flaking walls
of the fisherman’s shack
our farewell kiss

his ladder against
the rest home fence

slippery river stones the white-faced heron vigilant

the nightjar fading
to night

under a shifting moon
wild thyme
in the drystone wall

Cynthia Rowe is Editor: Haiku Xpressions [2010- ]; Immediate Past President: Australian Haiku Society [2011-2016]; Past President: Bondi Writers’ Group [2007-2010]. She is a Writing Fellow FAW NSW. A University of Melbourne graduate, she has taught French and English and was awarded French Education Ministry Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française. She has published nine books, including two poetry collections.