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Haiku is a setting of twenty-one haiku written by Alan Wells, published in The New Zealand Haiku Anthology, edited by Cyril Childs (Wellington: The New Zealand Poetry Society Inc., 1993), and used with the kind permission of the poet.
Haiku, was originally written for instrumental ensemble to celebrate Douglas Lilburn's eightieth birthday, was rearranged and given its first performance by the Dunedin-based Lyric Trio (Ana Good, Rebecca Maurice, Joyce Whitehead). The haiku are concisely set; they draw on imagery both local and universal.
For Douglas Lilburn on his 80th birthday
Text by Alan Wells
29 Mar 1996: Performed by Jane Manning (soprano), Gillian Ansell (viola) and Margaret Neilsen (piano)