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.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


snow crust
a gray squirrel
nibbles blankness

Saturday, February 21, 2009


cleared for take-off
a flight attendant
adjusts her bra strap
[First published in Prune Juice]

Thursday, February 19, 2009

new journal

Prune Juice, in which the senryu posted below was first published, is a new journal, edited by Alexis Rotella, devoted to senryu and kyoka. It's available online and in print and can be accessed by clicking on "prune juice" in the sites list to the left.


singles bar
she tells him she always
picks losers
[First published in Prune Juice]

Monday, February 16, 2009

hand in hand

I just posted this at Nathan's blog, in response to and inspired by a poem of his:

hand in hand . . .
they talk about

Sunday, February 15, 2009


a sidewalk vendor
scrapes his griddle
[First published in White Lotus]

Thursday, February 12, 2009


unfriended by somebody
I never liked
O brave new world! This one is pure fiction, since I've never entered the universe of Facebook et cetera. Some of you may remember this earlier one
I keep

Sunday, February 08, 2009


old photo
I recognize
my father's silence
[First published at Temps Libre}

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Red Moon Anthology

I am honored to be included for the third year in a row in the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku. The poems chosen by Jim Kacian and the editors are
the child is learning
a stray dog
going my way
early spring
the earth
pushes back
["midwinter" was first published in Sketch Book; "stray dog" first appeared at the Shiki Kukai; "barefoot" was published in acorn; "stray dog" and "barefoot" have also appeared at this blog.]