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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


end of March
I can't make up
my mind

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


solitary walk
the last sparrow
to fly away

Thursday, March 25, 2010

autumn light

autumn light
we take our time

[First published in Frogpond]

Saturday, March 20, 2010

spring rain

spring rain
I've got to believe
in something

(A revision of one I posted at Dianne's blog on St. Patrick's Day)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day 2010

green tie
my mind
on spring


first snow
the kitten
lifts her paw

Let's hope we've seen the last snow for a while. By a rare feat of good timing, we were in london when the last big snowstorm hit New York, but we were here for the others. And we got back in time for the big rain that proved more damaging than all the year's snowstorms combined.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


spring flowers
where we buried the cat . . .
moving day

[Shiki Kukai, free format category, February 2010. Assigned topic: Hope]

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


cancer ward
he asks if the groundhog
saw his shadow

Shiki Kukai, February 2010; assigned kigo "Groundhog Day"