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.

Sunday, January 28, 2007


the raggedy man
shouts into a pay phone
out of order

Thursday, January 25, 2007


rain at the window
your breath carried to me
on a whisper

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

old professor

old professor
rearranging classroom chairs
into rows
old professor
rearranging chairs
into rows
The "revision" is actually the original version. See eastern sparrow's comment and my response for clarification.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


fading into dawn
the moon that shone so brightly
in the midnight sky

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


January walk
Santa Claus and a flag
in a neighbor's window

Sunday, January 14, 2007


boob job
as firm
as fists

Thursday, January 11, 2007

enough with the politics

home for a visit
the sound of rain
on the river

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


This is not a political blog, and I haven't used it to make political comments. But just this once . . .
strategy shift
from stay the course to
more of the same

Monday, January 08, 2007


waking alone
a bubble floats
across the coffee cup

Thursday, January 04, 2007


inside his headphones
bopping to the beat
of a different drummer

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Vaughn rules!

My friend Vaughn (masago), a frequent visitor to this blog, has just had a haiku chosen as "Best of the Best" in the new issue of World Haiku Review. He shares the honor with Laryalee Fraser, another close friend. Her encouraging comments back when I was just getting started in haiku can be found in the archives. Vaughn has a number of poems in the issue.

My friend Polona is also well-represented in this issue.

And, if you'll pardon the plug, so am I. I am honored to have my work turn up in "ten best" lists in several categories. Some of the poems have already appeared here. Those that haven't will be turning up in weeks to come.

All this and more can be found at


By the way, I presume to call Vaughn, Lary, and Polona my friends, and I regard and value them as such, even though we've never met face to face. That's one of the privileges, and one of the joys, of belonging to the haiku community.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

new year

new year's party
the divorced couple
leaves together
Happy and healthy, my friends!