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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


climate change
a Hallowe'en devil
wears flip-flops

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


A New Resonance 5, in which I am featured along with 16 other "emerging voices in English-language haiku," is now available from Red Moon Press


The other "voices" include my friends Collin Barber and Keiko Izawa among many fine poets.

As the number in the title indcates, this is the fifth in a series that is now published semi-annually. Red Moon also publishes a yearly anthology of haiku in English. The most recent is Big Sky (2007). And they publish many other titles of interest to anyone who is interested in haiku and other Japanese forms.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

morning star

morning star
the wish I wished
last night

Thursday, October 25, 2007


after a storm
the rainbow bending over
what's left
(Shiki kukai, September 2007)

Sunday, October 21, 2007


skipping the lecture
on metaphor in haiku
Indian summer
(Previously published at tinywords)

Monday, October 15, 2007


a night of fireflies
and cricket song . . .
the end of summer

une nuit de lucioles
et chant de grillon . . .
la fin de l'été

(Translated into French by Serge Tome; published in tempslibre)

Friday, October 12, 2007


an empty laundromat
at dawn
(Previously published in Frogpond)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Indian summer one more time

Indian summer
he tells me I should call it
Native American summer

Thursday, October 04, 2007


weak dollar
we used to have

Monday, October 01, 2007


Indian Summer
a child mimics
the mime
(Previously published in White Lotus)