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.

Friday, March 31, 2006


a seagull's cry
piercing the haze

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


spring morning
the thrust of roots
through a sidewalk

Saturday, March 25, 2006


zen garden
the silence surrounding
a woodpecker's rap

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


fallen leaves
huddled in a corner
after the storm

Sunday, March 19, 2006


a sparrow's flight—
the curve of his breast
in the sand

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

subway tanka

the smile
of the young woman I passed
on the subway steps—
it ought to last me at least
another stop or two

Saturday, March 11, 2006


first robin
my overcoat

Thursday, March 09, 2006

every now and then (tanka)

bare branches
catch the sunlight
at my window
every now and then
dancing a little

Monday, March 06, 2006


as we kiss
she whispers a warning:
her hands are cold

Thursday, March 02, 2006

for dina

This was directly inspired by a senryu written by Dina Cox, a very fine poet. Hers was inspired, I believe, by the recently concluded Winter Olympics. Thank you, Dina.

good loser—
her nails digging
into her palms