Category Archives: Vanessa Proctor

Free Verse by Vanessa Proctor

A dragonfly rests motionless on my finger as I gently unravel the spider’s silk that is caught around its wings and thorax. It seems weightless, with its dark, slender body, and six fragile legs on my skin. I unwrap each … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 23, 2019

clearing storm sunlight through the wingtips of an emerald dove       by Vanessa Proctor (Australia) Windfall, Issue 5, 2017

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Daily Haiku: Aug. 4, 2017

senryu   a trip to the park again we stop at the place where he lost his balloon     Vanessa Proctor (Australia), Co-Author Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents  

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Daily Haiku: July 8, 2017

labour ward the silence before baby’s first cry     by Vanessa Proctor (Australia), Co-Author Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents

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Daily Haiku: June 20, 2017

  senryu bathtime they re-enact the sinking of the titanic     by Vanessa Proctor (Australia), Co-Author Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents    

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Mother’s Day Week: May 14, 2017 Haiku

a chink of moonlight across my baby’s cheek evening calm     by Vanessa Proctor (Australia), Co-Author Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents  

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Mother’s Day Week: May 12, 2017 Haiku

mothers’ group the jingle of keys in little fists   by Vanessa Proctor (Australia), Co-Author Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents  

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Mother’s Day Week: May 11, 2017 Haiku

a frond uncurls newborn fingers     by Gregory Piko (Australia), Co-Author Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents  

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Mother’s Day Week: May 10, 2017 Haiku

first light the steady suck of my son at my breast                                       by Vanessa Proctor (Australia), Co-Author Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents

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Daily Haiku: March 11, 2017

cloudwatching . . . my son’s small hand curled in mine   by Vanessa Proctor Frogpond, 32:2, 2009  

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