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, January 29, 2010


well, no, certainly not young
but . . .

Thursday, January 28, 2010


mountain path
as far as I can follow
the butterfly

[First published in Notes from the Gean]

Saturday, January 23, 2010


gloomy sunday
singing the blues to keep
the blues at bay

Allusion fusion; I'll explain later.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


vacation's end
we buy another
seed pot

[First published in Notes from the Gean]

Thursday, January 14, 2010


the number of dead
the tears

Anywhere from 50,000 to 500,000, according to this morning's news, with 3 million in desperate straits.

This was first posted earlier today at Gillena's blog.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


January thaw
I break my first

Friday, January 08, 2010


crowded bus station
teenagers kissing
summer goodbye

This is another out-of-season haiku from the group recently published at Notes from the Gean. I had intended to post them (5 in all) in sequence, but winter got in the way.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


I've posted this before, but, hey, today's the day.

the neighborhood returns
to ordinary darkness

For anyone who may not be familiar with the tradition, the Feast of the Epiphany is the twelfth day of Christmas (and tonight, for you Shakespeare buffs, is Twelfth Night), marking the end of the season. Christmas decorations (trees, lights, etc.) are to be taken down on or before this date. The feast celebrates the appearance of the infant Jesus to the Magi, as recounted in Matthew 2: 9-11.

taking down the tree
an ornament has settled
behind the couch