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.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

raised glasses

ring out the old
raised glasses
of warm milk
Happy New Year, whatever is in your glass. See you in 2008.

Friday, December 28, 2007


wintry mix
sprinkling parmesan
over the stew
[Shiki Monthly Kukai, December 2007]

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve
the sleeping children
carried to bed
Visions of sugar plums to all, asleep or awake

Sunday, December 23, 2007


a married friend
under the mistletoe
her lips part

Friday, December 21, 2007


withering wind
a city sidewalk crowded
with strangers

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


where have you gone
Roger Maris

Monday, December 17, 2007


light wind
the first snowflakes
almost unnoticed

Thursday, December 13, 2007


first snow
sidewalks swept
by the wind

Sunday, December 09, 2007


cold rain
lavender neon surrounds
a sex shop window
(Published at tempslibre)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

first snow

first snow
the shovel is heavier
this year

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

whistling variant

When Aurora, in her comment on "whistling," referred to a deja vu moment, it was because she had already seen this one-line variant: same words, different arrangement. I'd be glad to know which works better for you.

snowflakes in the wind whistling kettle

Sunday, December 02, 2007


whistling kettle
in the wind