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.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


cloudless . . .
the groundskeeper sweeping up
magnolia petals

Posted a few days ago at Gautami's blog.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


kites in the wind
kids on the beach
waving their arms

Revision of an entry in the Caribbean Kigo Kukai April 2020

Monday, April 19, 2010


boardwalk in winter
an elderly couple
watches the tide

I'm posting this in response to tikkis's comment on "bridge."

Saturday, April 17, 2010


bridge lights in fog
where I'm going
where I've been

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


the changing rhythms
of the rain

[Recently posted at gautami's blog]

Saturday, April 10, 2010


writer's block
the keyboard
stares back

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


home visit . . .
I have never been
at home here

Sunday, April 04, 2010


the scandal

I wish I could be more joyous on this day, but the scandals in my beloved Church have taken their toll.

On the other hand, in some translations, Paul says the crucifixion of Jesus is "a scandal to the Jew and folly to the heathen." (1 Corinthians 1:23) And that scandal was made whole by the resurrection.

I wish you a joyous Easter.

Friday, April 02, 2010


bible study
abba means the same
as papa

"abba" is the name by which, according to the New Testament, Jesus addressed his heavenly Father. It's an informal word, suggesting intimacy and love: Comparable to "dad," "daddy," "papa."

"papa" is also Italian for pope. The pope is often referred to by Catholics as the Holy Father.

Have you been following the news lately?