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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


another day
without rain

Thursday, September 03, 2015


I posted this June 6, 2015. Now our Finnish friend Tikkis has been kind enough to ttranslate it into his language;


scary movie
my living room
never dark enough


olohuoneeni ei koskaan
tarpeeksi pimeƤ

Thanks, tikkis.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


First of all, my thanks to those who have expressed concern at my extended absence from this blog. An exceptionally busy summer, including a large dose of grandfather duties, has kept me occupied, and I'll continue to be on hiatus, for the most part at least, until mid-October. Then things should return to what passes for normal around here.

For now, here are two that I entered in the Shiki Monthly Haiku for August. The assigned topic for this one was "path":

an overgrown path
that used to be a shortcut
back home

And for this one, which took second place in the Kigo category, the kigo was "starlit night":

the distance
from puddle to puddle
starlit night

Stay well, my friends. 

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

over . . .

fireworks over . . .
the silence
of the stars

First place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, July 2015; Theme: Quiet

Saturday, August 01, 2015


the heat . . .
a silent fountain
drenched in moonlight

Second place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, July 2015. Kigo: Hot night

First place was awarded to our friend Polona Oblak. Well done, Polona

Friday, July 10, 2015


night thoughts
neither here nor there
the wind rises

Sunday, July 05, 2015


rainy season . . .
the children pray
for rain

Posted as a comment at Gillena's blog.