A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

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Location: New York, New York

Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Saturday, May 21, 2016


school's out --
a teenager slaps
the STOP sign

Saturday, May 14, 2016


country road . . .
looking at stars
till I stagger

Posted as a comment at John McDonald's blog

Monday, May 09, 2016


class reunion
an old friend's glance
at my name tag

First place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, May 2016; keyword: friend

Monday, May 02, 2016


a cry of geese
closing the distance
between us

Second place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, April 2016; Kigo: migration

Thursday, April 28, 2016


death of a singer
whose songs I never knew . . .
I grow old

Old as I am, I know that "singer" doesn't do him justice.  Good night, sweet Prince.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


April in Paris . . .
that's all I have
to say

Posted as a comment at Iris's blog.

Written in April in Queens.

But, hey, it's April.

Monday, April 25, 2016


first buds . . .
everything I have to do
can wait