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.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


the doctor wants
to take a closer look
my unexamined life

[First published in Notes From the Gean]

open sky revisited

After posting "open sky" here the other day, I posted it at magnapoets (see links) as I often do. But it turned up there with an unintended change in format. To my surprise, people who read it over there liked it like that. I thought I'd post it here and give you a look. Since it's already been published, this is not an issue, but I wonder how many editors would tolerate this departure from the norm.

open sky . . .

in a field of wildflowers
I look for words

Thursday, May 28, 2009

open sky

open sky . . .
in a field of wildflowers
I look for words

[first published in Ambrosia]

Monday, May 25, 2009

spring flowers

spring flowers
that pretty girl singing
a song I used to know

[First published in Ambrosia]

Saturday, May 23, 2009


sudden shower
chess players in the park
bend over the board

I recently posted this at gautami's blog (see list of blogs to the left) in response to a poem of hers.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mother's Day

As many of you know, I was away on Mother's Day. I was pleased to learn, upon returning, that this had taken third place in the Caribbean Kukai (Kigo: Mother's Day)

mother's day
I step over
a crack

And I wrote this one on the day itself in California

mother's day
she takes her kids
to the movies

A belated Happy Mother's Day to all.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


spring dusk
the carriage horse noses
a cab's rear end

[First published in White Lotus]

Monday, May 04, 2009

spring break

I'll be taking a spring break. See you after May 20. Stay well.

Saturday, May 02, 2009


a smile from the girl
his mother warned him about
graduation day
[First published in Moonset]