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 29, 2008


I'll be taking a recess of about six weeks. See you around the middle of October. God bless.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


art tour
trying to see
what they're told
(First published in Simply Haiku)

Thursday, August 21, 2008


her letter . . .
between the lines
there's nothing
(First published in Simply Haiku)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

high note

midsummer night
the jazzman's trumpet
aims at the stars
(Shiki Kukai, May, 2008)
[I neglected to mention that this is a correction of an earlier posting, in which there was a copying error. Thanks to all who commented on either posting.]

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


her medicare card
in the morning mail . . .
the girl that I married
[This appeared in the Shiki Kukai, July 2008. The assigned topic was "official document."]

Sunday, August 10, 2008


"We . . . have to work . . . sort of the dark side"
(Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States, speaking on Meet the Press, September 16, 2001, five days after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon)

exit strategy—
finding a way back
from the dark side
The Dark Side is also the title of an enthralling and appalling new book by Jane Mayer.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


I first posted this a year ago. This year, I was away on August 6, so this is a late posting of what I'll offer annually as a commemoration

where do we
put the accent—

Friday, August 01, 2008


firefly in a jar
the little girl
starts to cry
(This appeared, in a slightly different form, in the Shiki Kukai July 2008.)
I'll be taking another short break (What a gadabout!). See you in a week or so.