Memorial Page for John Knight

Farewell dear JohnnyK. We will miss you and your poetry. Shalom.

mackerel sky -
waves breaking white
on a distant shore

Lyn Reeves

flowing to the sea
slowly, Chopin-like: the river
and his ashes

Nuri Rosegg, Norway

February end-
the branch falls
near that log

lingering effect
of the gone butterfly..
early spring
the knight's
long battle with cancer..
headstone stillness

Rita Odeh
Nazareth, Israel

My sympathies are with everyone who has had the good fortune to have
known John Knight.

running, a kelpie pup
on its jaw
a cow pat

Kuranda cat
into its own embrace

Thank you so much John for staying the course despite ill health, and
may you still be writing and editing in that big magazine upstairs.

Alan, With Words

I was saddened to hear of the passing of John Knight. Although his has been a BIG name in the history of the haiku story in Australia, our paths crossed but once. This was at the haiku segment of the Queensland Poetry Festival, held in the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens on 3 August 2008, where I read some of my work. John and I exchanged books, and as I hold his collection of haiku in my hands, I feel privileged to have spent time with John, even for those brief hours. The impression left by this accomplished poet, this engaging personality, is huge.

the big man
catches his wave
wide horizons

Quendryth Young

please extend my heartfelt sympathy to his family

Pamela A. Babusci

buds on the lily
nose their way towards the light
the balm of your phone call . . .

Esther Theiler