Launch of Haiku Bindii

Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group launched the second issue of their Journal on 25 April 2015. Haiku Bindii Vol. 2 Willow Light was launched by poet Rob Walker.
See our Haiku Bindii page for purchase details.

Jill Gower

Jill Gower was born and lived the first 26 years of her life in the UK and arrived in Australia in 1968. She lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills where she is enjoying her retirement.  Jill has been published in various anthologies and journals. She convenes Hills Poets in the Adelaide Hills and edited Frost & Fire, their first anthology. Her first collection of poetry was Elastic Time in 2010.  Her second collection Shape of My Life was launched at the end of March 2012.


a bundle  of carrots
fresh from her small garden
small hairy misshapen
held in her ageing hands
as if they were jewels

November 2011
Food for Thought (anthology) ed Amelia Fielden

smooth ovals
chocolate eggs in gold leaf
the burden
of calories weighing heavy
on the shelf

December 2011
Haiku Bindii, Journeys (anthology)

singing hymns
in white surplices
magpie choir

December, 2011
Haiku Bindii, Journeys (anthology)


colouring in
my gum tree

sunshine coast
torrential rain closes beaches

in a cocktail
of sky and stars
floats a citrus slice

Published in The Mozzie  Jan/Feb 2011

dark green stems

laid to rest at Buddha's feet
delicate lotus blooms

August 2007
Published in Gawler Poetry Reader

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