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.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


teasing out a splinter
from the sole of my foot–
the heat!

[This is a revised version of a haiku that appeared in the Shiki Monthly Kukai, Free Format division, for June 2009. The assigned topic: wood]

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi
a pregnant woman
climbs the church steps

[First place, Caribbean Kigo Kukai, June, 2009; Kigo: Corpus Christi]

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


long twilight
the old widower argues
with his wife

[First published in Notes from the Gean]

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day

Father's Day . . .
he looks at me
from the mirror

Friday, June 19, 2009


sultry night
the rhythm of oars
stroking the lake

[First published in The Heron's Nest]


A haiga to which I contributed the haiku is included in the current edition of Haigaonline, a site well worth knowing apart from my modest effort


Saturday, June 13, 2009


sky clearing
the trail of a sparrow
through a puddle

[First published in Moonset]

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


I run to catch up
with the toddler

[First published in Ambrosia]

Friday, June 05, 2009

June 6

June six*
some year September eleven
will be just a date

*June 6, 2009, marks the 45th anniversary of D-Day, the Normandy invasion of World War II.


a bee's weight
on the petal
summer's end

Summer's end? Why, it's only beginning! But we're still learning, and we posted this for practice.

This time, photo and verse are both mine.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

haiga 1

the pay phone
stops ringing

Photo by Pat. This haiga represents a departure at this blog and is by way of being an experiment. The picture was taken in Victoria, British Columbia, last September.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


daffodil shoots . . .
underneath a bandage
the cut begins to itch

[First published in The Heron's Nest]