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.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

rainy Monday

rainy Monday–
but the red carnation
in an old man's buttonhole

Caribbean Kigo Kukai May 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"female viagra"

"FDA considers endorsement of drug some call a Viagra for women" Washington Post, May 25, 2010

the name is enough
to give her a headache

Sunday, May 23, 2010


the shadow of a bird
through stained glass

In western Christianity, today is Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Easter), celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples. See Acts, Chapter 2.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


the day after . . .
experts explain the results
they failed to predict

I just posted this as a comment at Marcel's blog. A lot of elections going on here and there.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


raising her nightgown
above her head . . .
the naked moonlight

Sunday, May 16, 2010

April sunlight

April sunlight
the iridescence of starlings
on a dumpster

"Iridescence" isn't a word that often pops into my mind, but that's precisely what happened in the moment.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


late autumn . . .
another exit
I've never taken

First published in Acorn.

Saturday, May 08, 2010


how long will you
remember me

First published in Acorn

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

long night

long night
come on out mouse
we're alone

Shiki Kukai, April 2010.Kigo "emerging animals." This is a spring kigo. Mine cheats a bit. A mouse emerging from its hole is not what the organizers had in mind, and, in fact, the kigo is "long night (winter)." But once this popped into my head, it wouldn't go away, so I had to let it out. Just like the mouse, I guess.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

laid off

laid off
he tends his garden
May Day

I've just posted this at Gillena's blog. Happy May Day to all, especially to the workers of the world, employed or not.


missing button
another winter

Shiki Kukai, April 2010. Assigned topic: Time