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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


late afternoon
in the schoolyard
a fine rain

Saturday, October 11, 2014


where the carpet
is wearing thin
autumn sunlight

Thursday, October 02, 2014


cricket song
leaves turning
in darkness

Shiki Kukai, September 2014; kigo: cricket

Sunday, September 28, 2014


after the funeral
the glasses
she never could find

Third place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, September 2014; assigned topic: "lost/found"

Monday, September 22, 2014


Yesterday, Sunday September 21, Pat and I were among the 300-400,000 people who joined in the People's Climate March in New York City


We marched with the interfaith contingent, which included representatives of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Paganism, and, on the Ark that was leading the way, at least one professed atheist. There were clergymen, clergywomen, nuns (both Buddhist and Roman Catholic), and, of course, lots of just plain people of faith – all moving in one direction

march for Planet Earth
a sister of mercy
steps on my foot


evening calm
her garden the color
of moonlight

Indi Kukai September 2014; Kigo: "moon"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

in line

in line
for the r-rated movie
my daughter

In the US, the "r" rating means children under 18 not admitted unless accompanied by an adult.

Pure fiction otherwise. I've never had a daughter. I posted it as a comment at Gillena's blog. It's not about her daughter, either.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


voting for change
another autumn
in the wind

Posted as a comment at Juliet's blog. Scotland, her home, is voting September 18 on the issue of whether to declare independence from England.

Yesterday was also primary election, in which candidates for November's general election are chosen, in New York and elsewhere. Most incumbents were easily renominated, many of them in areas in which one party enjoys a dominance that makes November's outcome pretty much a foregone conclusion.

A few of the incumbents renominated in New York are currently under indictment.