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.

Thursday, May 31, 2007


scenic overlook
the newlyweds take pictures
of one another

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

literary notes

Patry Francis hasn't left a comment here for a while.

And she hasn't posted at her blog (click on "Waitress poems" to the left) since August 2006.

But she's been busy.

Her novel The Liar's Diary has recently been published by Dutton.

It's going to be my weekend reading (with occasional haiku breaks, of course).

Way to go, Patry!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

lest we forget . . .
the combat veteran
wishes he could

Sunday, May 27, 2007


Sunday in the park
pigeons ignore a dog
straining at the leash

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


dandelion wind
a child's laughter
crosses the meadow

Sunday, May 20, 2007


war news
I wash the ink
from my fingers

Friday, May 11, 2007


weekend at the lake
reading by the light
of morning rain
I won't be posting again until after May 20. Stay well.

Announcement; Haiku Reading

On May 22 at 8:00 PM, Cor Van Den Heuvel, Ed Markowski, Al Pizzarelli, Barbara Grannam, and Billy Collins (former Poet Laureate of the USA) will be giving a live reading from the new anthology Baseball Haiku, edited by Cor and Nanae Tamura. The reading will take place at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City. Admission is free and all are welcome.

I'll be there, and I hope some of you will be able to make it.

Even if you can't make the reading, I recommend the anthology highly.

Addendum: I'm advised the National Arts Club (of which I was a member 40 years ago) requires a jacket and tie for gentlemen.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


rainy night
the light in
a bookstore window

Saturday, May 05, 2007

three and one

three and one
the pitcher shakes off
another sign

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

May 1, 2007

May Day
a surge
in the market