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.

Monday, July 21, 2014


after lovemaking
I recognize the movie
she's quoting

I intended to post this as a comment at Jem's blog, but the "prove you're not a robot" feature has been captured by a robot. Instead of the letters or numbers that usually turn up, I get an ad for something called Photo Sphere.* I've warned you before: This feature is not reliable. Better to approve or reject each comment as it comes.

And do not ever, as long as you live, buy anything from Photo Sphere.

Or from Migratorius, which has invaded the "My Blogs" list at this blog. (If anyone has a workable suggestion for solving this problem, I'd appreciate it. Blogspot couldn't be bothered.)

*PS: The same thing has just occurred at another blog. Maybe the problem is at my end. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014


We've just returned from two weeks in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The good news, apart from the wonderful time we had, is that the Lord did not take my prayer (see previous post) seriously. Northern New Mexico was blessed with frequent rain during our stay.

after the rainbow fades the crescent moon

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


Time for my midsummer break.  See you later this month.

vacation week
Lord, make it rain –
but not yet

With apologies to Saint Augustine

Tuesday, July 01, 2014


Here's one I just posted as a comment here, in response to a comment from Gillena. I thought I would post in this space, just like a real haiku.

Wind and rain
 A toddler spinning
The globe

Friday, June 27, 2014


slum classroom
a child at the globe
looking for home

Posted as a comment at John McDonald's blog.

Monday, June 23, 2014

b & b

b & b
I rehearse
my small talk

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


seen from behind
it doesn't look like much
the peacock's tail

Posted as a comment at Juliet's blog. The peacock sighting occurred at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Arcadia, California. You can also occasionally encounter a peacock out for a stroll around town. They are one of the town's chief attractions (well, there is the Santa Anita racetrack), but I've heard that some more recently arrived residents want to get rid of them.