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.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

meat loaf

meat loaf
like Mother used to make--
I order chili

First published in Prune Juice

Saturday, August 06, 2016

August 6

he did not know
that the skin of his face
had become radiant

(Exodus 34:29)

where do I
put the accent . . .

Friday, August 05, 2016

rainbow (for Jane Reichhold 1937-2016)

for as long as
it lasts


he wanted to be a fireman
when he grew up

First published in Failed Haiku

Saturday, July 30, 2016


farmers' market--
she shifts her baby
to the other hip

Saturday, July 16, 2016


eighty-third birthday
I read the directions
one more time

First published in Prune Juice. The actual birthday date was in January.

Saturday, July 02, 2016


autumn hillside
a crow flies
as the crow flies

First published in Acorn

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

solstice . . .

solstice . . .
and now the days
grow shorter