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.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

waiting for a call
from the son who never calls –
Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all who qualify.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


village square
leaves blowing across
the afternoon

First published in Acorn.

Happy Easter, everyone

Monday, April 10, 2017


lunar new year
I give my resolution
one more chance

First published in Failed Haiku

Monday, April 03, 2017


village square
leaves drifting across
the afternoon

First published in Acorn.

Well, look here, it's April already! Who knows where the time goes? I haven't been here since February, and it seems like only yesterday. Anyway, I should be around more frequently now.

My thanks to Magyar for your concern.

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