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, July 30, 2008

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
the little boy's finger goes
bang bang bang
(Published in Magnapoets; written on Memorial Day 2008.)

Monday, July 28, 2008


flower show
a child tells me
her favorite color
(Published in Magnapoets)

Friday, July 18, 2008

summer morning

summer morning
my neighbor's boat
nudges the dock
(Second place, Sketchbook kukai, June 2008; assigned kigo: "summer morning")

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


spring thunder
I promise not to tell
her mother
(This appeared in the Shiki Kukai, June 2008, where it took second place in the free format category. The assigned topic was "secret," with the recommendation that the content of the secret not be identified.)
I'll be on a break until the middle of the month. Stay well, my friends.