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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


voting for change
another autumn
in the wind

Posted as a comment at Juliet's blog. Scotland, her home, is voting September 18 on the issue of whether to declare independence from England.

Yesterday was also primary election, in which candidates for November's general election are chosen, in New York and elsewhere. Most incumbents were easily renominated, many of them in areas in which one party enjoys a dominance that makes November's outcome pretty much a foregone conclusion.

A few of the incumbents renominated in New York are currently under indictment.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


kiddie swings
the toddler lets go
of my finger

Friday, September 05, 2014


waving goodbye
her words taken
by the wind

Shiki Kukai, August 2014, Topic: goodbye/parting words

Wednesday, September 03, 2014


nine pounds eleven ounces
a cloud begins 
to find its shape

Posted at magyar's blog as a tribute to his just born grand-nephew

And here's one more

weighing the  baby . . .
a new meaning 
to 9-11

Monday, September 01, 2014


sunflower on a cloudy day her smile

Shiki Kukai, August 2014; Kigo: sunflower

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


morning mist
what I know and 
what I think
I know

Posted, in a slightly different version, at Juliet's blog

Thursday, August 21, 2014


on the way
to the dentist's office
the scent of fennel

Posted, just minutes ago, as a comment at Juliet's blog.


To Jem, Adelaide, and other fellow haikuists who use a word verification system at your blogs: I want you to know that I remain a frequent visitor to your blogs, but I am unable to leave comments because the word/number I am supposed to type is blocked by ads. The problem is at my end, not yours, but no one has come up with a solution. Adelaide, loved your haiga. And, Jem, that "fairytale" ku blew me away.