A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

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Location: New York, New York

Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Saturday, May 01, 2021


new neighbor

she tells me

their pronoun

First published in Failed Haiku 

Sunday, April 25, 2021


morning stroll

a sparrow's flight

from hedge to hedge

First published, in a slightly different form, in Acorn

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Book News

My third collection of haiku and senryu, Keep Walking, is now available at Red Moon Press 


My two earlier collections, the earth pushes back (2017) and senior admission (2019) are also available at Red Moon Press.



the curve

of the hill

First published in first frost

Sunday, April 18, 2021


 open all night

the waitress stares into

her reflection

First published in the inaugural issue of first frost

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Anthology piece

 I am honored that this poem has been selected for inclusion in Jar of Rain: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2020. (Originally published, selected as an Editors' Choice, in The Heron's Nest)

deep autumn 

now I am

the oldest

Friday, February 26, 2021


 and the green grass grows . . .

elected by a  landslide

I lie to the people

and the people believe me

and they call for action

and I must do

the will of the people

            . . . around and round

O the green grass grows around!

Thursday, October 01, 2020

lives matter

 off duty

he hangs his blue life

in the closet