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, October 28, 2013


spring twilight
the parakeet back
in the cage

First published in Modern Haiku

Friday, October 25, 2013


Degas room
the museum guard
scratches her thigh

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


"don't tell me
how to raise my son"
says my son

Friday, October 18, 2013

Film Festival report

The New York Film Festival has run its course. Here are some films I recommend, if they come your way. I'm giving the title by which the film was identified at the festival. Sometimes, especially with foreign films, title changes occur. In the parentheses, you'll find country of production and director.

indian summer
a perfect afternoon
for a movie

Captain Phillips (USA, Paul Greengrass)
American Promise (USA, Joe Brewster & Michele Stephenson)
The Immigrant (USA, James Gray)
Inside Lewyn Davis (USA, Joel & Ethan Coen)
Jealousy (France, Philippe Garrel)
Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, (France, Arnaud Desplechin)
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (South Korea, Hong Sang-soo)
Omar (Palestinian Territories, Hany Abu-Assad)
Stranger by the Lake (France, Alain Giraudie)
Stray Dogs (Taiwan/France Tsai Ming-liang)
A Touch of Sin (China, Jia Zhanfke)
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Romania/France, Corneliu Perombolu)

first date
she praises the wrong
Romanian film