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Haiku Canada Member Biography



Elehna de Sousa

Elehna de Sousa was born in Hong Kong and came to Canada in 1967 to further her education at the University of Toronto. At the age of six, her first poem was published in the South China Morning Post ( H.K.). She has since won many awards and been published in journals and anthologies in Canada, the U.S. (including Hawaii), Europe and India.

Elehna currently lives on Salt Spring Island, where she delights in being close to nature and having time for her creative interests in art, photography and poetry.

Her visual art is exhibited several times a year, both locally and on Vancouver Island; her haiku and tanka appear regularly in various journals dedicated to these genres.

Her first chapbook A Shower of Blossoms, haiku and photos inspired by life on Salt Spring Island, was released in May 2005 and is no longer available.




Haiku from Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology 2011 Observer Observed

writer’s block
I tap the crumbs
from the keyboard

~Charles Trumbull~

After the downpour
a sparrow in the gutter
sipping at clouds

~Klaus Dieter Wirth~

distant thunder...
a flashlight
weaving down the path

~David Elliott~

oven warm bread
the long reach
of the baker

~Hans Jongman~


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