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

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Monday, February 27, 2017


he stood
his ground

On February 26 five years ago Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager was shot to death by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges. Although the recently developed "stand your ground" defense was not used on Zimmerman's behalf in his trial, it was a common theme of his apologists in the months following the killing. But it was Trayvon who stood his ground. And it got him killed.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


zero chaos
a butterfly

Saturday, January 28, 2017


small hands, but take a look
at that necktie

Monday, January 23, 2017


"alternative facts . . ."
well, the world always looked
kinda flat to me

Friday, January 06, 2017


Epiphany . . .
explaining their newborn
to the dog

On January 6 many Christians observe the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrating the encounter of the three Kings, or magi, with the baby Jesus, as recorded in Matthew 2.

Saturday, December 31, 2016


starving children
. . .
switching channels

First published in Frogpond

Saturday, December 24, 2016

merry and bright

Merry Christmas, Joyous New Year, Happy Hanukkah, Glorious Kwanzaa, And good wishes to all, no matter what holidays you celebrate. Or don't.

day before Christmas
our grandchild moves a wise man
closer to the manger