From Gyalthang


These haiku were published in my first poetry collection; Watching Pilgrims Watching Me (Pardalote Press, Tasmania, 2006). To understand the background of the writing and publishing of the collection, you can read an interview between Jodie and Northern Territory poet Kaye Aldenhoven here.

I pretend to sleep
beads fall into his lap
as he prays

empty bottles
offering a white scarf
friends farewell

winter moon
why do you sit
in the midday sky?

almost there
thin crisp cool
fills my lungs

on the tea caravan trail
stones rubbed smooth
my bare feet

last light
a monk bunches maize
in the stone courtyard

my best eye following 
the very last black-necked crane

Thanks shutonglifo from Pixabay for this great image.