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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


starry night the darkness between fireflies
(Published in Acorn #20)

Sunday, April 27, 2008


days later . . .
the quarrel
where we left it
(Published in Chrysanthemum)

Thursday, April 24, 2008


I keep
(Inspired by a poem by Pat Paulk)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

on the beach

on the beach
by the ancient city
sandcastle ruins

Saturday, April 19, 2008


mourning dove
the widower puts away
his wedding ring

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Patry Francis, author of The Liar's Diary, is an old friend of this blog. Patry has been having some serious health problems lately and has been posting regular reports on her progress that are as beautiful, moving, and spiritually generous as anything you'll find in the blogosphere. If you'd like to meet a beautiful soul, click on "patry" in the list of links to the left.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

papal visit

papal visit
the pastor announces
a second collection

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


mud-splattered car
in the turning lane
another spring

Saturday, April 12, 2008


my pocket
weighed down by small change
starry night
(Editor's Choice, Sketchbook, March 2008)

Monday, April 07, 2008

shooting star

shooting star
the things I do
for attention
(Editor's Choice, Sketchbook, March 2008)

Thursday, April 03, 2008


starry night
hugging each other
against the cold
("Editor's Choice," Sketchbook, March 2008)