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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Dawn Bruce, is a widely published Australian poet and a creative writing tutor. She was Vice-president of the Australian Haiku Society, is a member of Red Dragonflies, a Sydney based haiku group and a member of Bowerbirds a Pearl Beach tanka group. Dawn is presently the leader of Ozku (haiku) and Moonrise (tanka) both small master classes in Sydney. She was coordinator of the awarding winning group Somerset Poets for five years and the leader of Harbourside Poets, also for five years. Her free verse and haiku collections, 'Stinging the Silence', 'Tangible Shadows' and 'Sketching Light' (the latter containing tanka and haibun too) were published by Ginninderra Press.

Dawn Bruce




rising mountains...
we stretch our tired limbs
on leaf-scattered grass
dwarfed by the boulders
of our too long journey