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.

Friday, August 31, 2007

still life

still life
the rotted fruit

Monday, August 27, 2007


empty parking lot
the starlings
have found something

Thursday, August 23, 2007

August 23

on the courthouse wall
shadows of a shoemaker
and a fishmonger
Sacco and Vanzetti, executed August 23, 1927

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


ordinary time
the darkening
of stained glass
This appears in the current (August) edition of roadrunner.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

proud grandpa ku

Michelle Kenney, born 8:10 PM EDT, August 19, 2007

two hours old
already she knows
how to yawn


weekend drive
listening to war news
we miss the exit

Thursday, August 16, 2007


on a branch
off again

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


eye for an eye—
nothing left
to cry with
[This is borderline senryu, since it clearly overlaps with epigram.]

Saturday, August 11, 2007

high beams

high beams
the darkness
behind me
This appears in the current issue of roadrunner.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


August 7, which falls exactly halfway between summer solstice and autumn equinox, is sometimes called "midsummer day."

midsummer day
mulberry leaves
yellow the lawn

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

August 6, 1945

August 6 marked the 62d anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima

where do I
put the accent—

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Sunday at the beach
three kites holding
a conversation
Entered in the Shiki monthly kukai, July 2007, free format category

Thursday, August 02, 2007

flea, corrected

There was a copying error in yesterday's post. This is how it should have gone

flea collar
the dog's bark
looks louder
Thanks to dana-maria for pointing this out. I've decided to leave both versions up, but this is the one I prefer.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


flea collar
the dog's bark
looks bigger
Entry in the Shiki monthly kukai for July, 2007. Kigo: "flea"