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.

Monday, September 01, 2014


sunflower on a cloudy day her smile

Shiki Kukai, August 2014; Kigo: sunflower

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


morning mist
what I know and 
what I think
I know

Posted, in a slightly different version, at Juliet's blog

Thursday, August 21, 2014


on the way
to the dentist's office
the scent of fennel

Posted, just minutes ago, as a comment at Juliet's blog.


To Jem, Adelaide, and other fellow haikuists who use a word verification system at your blogs: I want you to know that I remain a frequent visitor to your blogs, but I am unable to leave comments because the word/number I am supposed to type is blocked by ads. The problem is at my end, not yours, but no one has come up with a solution. Adelaide, loved your haiga. And, Jem, that "fairytale" ku blew me away.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


summer meadow
a butterfly passing through
the viewfinder

Posted as a comment at Juliet's blog

Saturday, July 26, 2014


writer's block
the improvement
in my doodles

Posted, in a slightly different form, as a comment at Gillena's blog Sep 10, 2013

Monday, July 21, 2014


after lovemaking
I recognize the movie
she's quoting

I intended to post this as a comment at Jem's blog, but the "prove you're not a robot" feature has been captured by a robot. Instead of the letters or numbers that usually turn up, I get an ad for something called Photo Sphere.* I've warned you before: This feature is not reliable. Better to approve or reject each comment as it comes.

And do not ever, as long as you live, buy anything from Photo Sphere.

Or from Migratorius, which has invaded the "My Blogs" list at this blog. (If anyone has a workable suggestion for solving this problem, I'd appreciate it. Blogspot couldn't be bothered.)

*PS: The same thing has just occurred at another blog. Maybe the problem is at my end. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014


We've just returned from two weeks in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The good news, apart from the wonderful time we had, is that the Lord did not take my prayer (see previous post) seriously. Northern New Mexico was blessed with frequent rain during our stay.

after the rainbow fades the crescent moon