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Margaret Beverland

Margaret Beverland

Born: July 17 1947 in Otorohanga, New Zealand
Resides: Katikati, New Zealand
E-mail: maggib (at) netsmart (dot) net (dot) nz

Margaret Beverland, Treasurer of the Katikati Haiku Pathway Focus Group, lives with her husband and extremely spoiled German Short-haired Pointer on a kiwifruit orchard at the edge of the Tauranga Harbour. She writes long sentences, short stories, poems, haiku, and is now trying her hand at tanka and haibun.

Awards and Other Honors: A haiku was selected to be engraved on a rock at the Katikati Haiku Pathway, New Zealand, in the 10th anniversary extension of the pathway.

Selected Work
 
whitebait season
fishermen fritter away
the day
 
beyond the yellow gate
          marigolds
marigolds       marigolds
          marigolds
 
 
 
deeper
      deeper
            into the stream
                  the shadow of a swallow
 
every morning
waiting for the kingfisher
bare branch of the eucalypt
 
 
 
the thrush
    just
    part
     of 
     the 
     old 
   fence 
    post
 
as the days grow shorter
thyme      flowers in my garden
 
 

Credits: "whitebait season" - the taste of nashi (New Zealand Haiku Anthology, 2008); inscribed on a rock at the Katikati Haiku Pathway; "deeper" - moments in the whirlwind (New Zealand Poetry Society anthology, 2009); "the thrush" - Kokako 10, a journal of haiku, tanka & haibun and related forms (New Zealand, 2009); "beyond the yellow gate" - Kokako 10, a journal of haiku, tanka & haibun and related forms (New Zealand, 2009); "every morning" - Kokako 10, a journal of haiku, tanka & haibun and related forms (New Zealand, 2009); "as the days grow shorter" - seed packets [an anthology of flower haiku] (bottle rockets press, Connecticut, 2010).

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