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, November 29, 2008


taking a walk
after Thanksgiving dinner . . .
quarter moon

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


the quiet . . .
white chrysanthemums
full of moonlight
Happy Thanksgiving to all those who'll be celebrating it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


my son changes
his daughter's diaper
autumn evening
[First published in Ambrosia]
Ambrosia is a new haiku journal, available both online and in print. You can access the complete contents of the first issue by clicking on "Ambrosia," under "Other Good Sites" to the left.
This haiku was actually drafted about a year ago. Michelle, my first grandchild, was born August 9, 2007. But now, an autumn later, my son still changes her diaper, sometimes with an assist from grandpa.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


a shiver
in the fallen leaves
passing cloud
[First published in Ambrosia]

Sunday, November 16, 2008


morning chill
the brook flowing
through my shadow
[First published in moonset]

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


romantic getaway
intructions for turning on
the gas fireplace
[First published in moonset]

Monday, November 10, 2008

first day

the first day
of the rest of my life
gloomy Sunday
(I'll explain later.)
This is the revision of one I posted at quotesqueen. You can visit that blog by clicking on "quotesqueen" to the left.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


They keep coming. This is a slightly revised version of a ku I posted at jem's blog as a response to one of hers. You can see her work and the earlier version of this by clicking on "jem" to the left

red brick
leafless branches
brushing shadows

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I wrote this a few seconds ago and posted it at Andrew's blog in response to one of his.

winter fly
too slow
to kill

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


This is a slightly revised version of a poem I wrote in response to a posting at devika's blog:

long corridor
one step ahead
of my echoes

Sunday, November 02, 2008


I just wrote this and posted it at Andrew's blog as a response to one of his. You can read his original (and other good stuff) by clicking on "andrew—past tense" to the left.

the ghosts of dead leaves
haunt the trees