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 26, 2006

midnight rain

midnight rain
a year away

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve
no room
at the mall
I hope there's room in our hearts for all the joys of the season. God bless us, every one!

Friday, December 22, 2006

starry night

starry night
a jet blinks across
the empty spaces

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

congratulations, polona

My friend polona, a frequent visitor to this blog, has just won first place in the free format section of the shiki monthly kukai and second place in the kigo section.

The principle of the kukai is that your haiku must be based on an assigned season word (kigo) or an assigned theme (free format). The kigo this month was "starry night." The free format theme was memory.

By the way, English is polona's second language.

If you're not familiar with polona's work as a poet and photographer, click on "Ladybird Haiku" in the list of blogs to the left.


a thought of home
where has it come from
this tune I'm humming

Sunday, December 17, 2006


snow forecast
my fortune cookie tells me
happiness increases

Thursday, December 14, 2006


a white sail
at the far shore
autumn light

Sunday, December 10, 2006

flies of summer

flies of summer
you might live longer
if you'd stop buzzing
I wrote this, or a version of it, a couple of summers ago. It's been gathering dust ever since, but "buzz" reminded me of it, so I thought I'd trot it out.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


buzzing like
there's no tomorrow
winter fly