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, December 29, 2009


her arm through mine
my hands in my pockets–
our winter walk

Sunday, December 27, 2009


after the rain
that followed the snow–
bright moon!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

the card seller
closes for the night
Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


the Salvation Army bell
rings rings rings

Monday, December 21, 2009


Here's one I've posted at a few blogs today

in an old yearbook
that girl I never kissed–
winter solstice

Sunday, December 20, 2009

morning after

into the stillness
of this morning after snow
smoke from a chimney

snow after

the shovels
down from the attic
my winter bones

We got about a foot of it.

snow before

snow on the way
a shovel's weight
on my mind

Friday, December 18, 2009


flower show
the bees about
their business

[First published in Notes from the Gean]

Saturday, December 12, 2009


autumn afternoon
children's voices wake me
from a daydream

This one is slightly out of season, and the next few posts will be as well. They were written a while ago, and they have recently been published in Notes from the Gean.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

new site

I've just added a new site to the list of "other good sites" to the left. This site features haiku, senryu, and occasionally tanka related to and inspired by current news stories. For example, my "Afghanistan," recently posted here, appears there in a version more directly tied to the New York Times story that inspired it. Click on "Haiku News" to visit this site.


light in the window
I kick the snow
off my boots

This is a memory of winters past. We may be in for our first snow of this season tonight. I've posted versions of this as a comment at a couple of blogs.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

football ku

the quarterback's long look

[That's American football, of course.]

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


the mountains know
no timeline