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.

Thursday, March 05, 2015


in moonlight
her smile

Shiki Kukai, February 2015; Kigo: "winter plants"

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

unheard revised

Once the votes have been counted, the kukai decision is final. But, looking at the ku I posted as "unheard," I found my self playing with it, with this tentative result

shadows dance
in the summer wind
unheard melodies

Comments welcome.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


unheard melodies
in the summer wind
shadows dancing

Third place, Caribbean Kigo Kukai. A bit poetical for my taste, but I guess I was in the mood.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


almost all 
I'll ever know

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


power plant . . .
a world without birds
or plants

This began as a reflection on a news story about the harm being done to birds by solar power plants. Recognizing that solar power is a less bad option than available alternatives, I widened the view to include power plants in general.

But have we reached a point in our despoiling of the planet where the less bad option is the best we can hope for?

Monday, February 23, 2015


oscar also-ran
at a weekday matinee
I am the audience

Friday, February 13, 2015


ps: Since posting "56" I have learned that the correct number might be 67. Seems the House has lost count, too.