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, July 05, 2015


rainy season . . .
the children pray
for rain

Posted as a comment at Gillena's blog.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015


mosquito night
the sudden slap
of a screen door

Shiki Monthly Kukai June 2015; Kigo: screen

Sunday, June 28, 2015


wedding announcement
all those years we didn't ask
and they didn't tell

For Bill and Jack 

Saturday, June 27, 2015


where do I

First place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, June 2015; Assigned theme: Insect metamorphosis

Thursday, June 25, 2015


her suicide . . .
the church full of people
I think I know

First published in Modern Haiku

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


monsoon season raindrops dot the dust

This is one for my friends in Santa Fe. It appeared in the Shiki Monthly Kukai for May 2015; kigo was "rainy season."

I'll be taking a break. I'll be back on or about June 25. Stay well, my friends.

Saturday, June 06, 2015


scary movie
my living room
never dark enough

Although I wrote this a few days ago, I'm posting it as a response to Tikkis's comment-ku on "solstice."