A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

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Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


estate auction –
a pair of elephants
carved in ivory

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


seen from behind
it's nothing special
the peacock's tail

Saturday, May 12, 2018


old photo
the stranger
I've become

First published in Failed Haiku

Tuesday, May 08, 2018


night wind neither here nor there my thoughts

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


thinking of her
in the past tense . . .
cloud shadow

First published in Modern Haiku

Red Moon Anthology

This poem, which originally appeared in Failed Haiku, has been selected for inclusion
in Old Song: the Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku. This is
a series worth knowing if you are interested in haiku and haiku-based forms.

Don't mean to brag, but his is the twelfth time in the last thirteen years that at least one
poem of mine has been selected for this anthology.

soft rain . . .
the way the oncologist
says "we"

Thursday, February 15, 2018


17 dead
what are we
walling in?

Thursday, February 08, 2018

big mistake

this he will tell you
it's another big mistake
for the stock market

When he finally got around to noticing the stock market had suffered major losses (1175 points for Dow-Jones).his potusness announced the market had made "a big mistake." Market has fallen again this morning. Have a nice day.