A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

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Location: New York, New York

Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


turning cool
the august moon
silvers the pines

[Shiki kukai, August 2010. Kigo: August moon]

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

summer's end

summer's end
the children in and out
of shadows

Monday, August 23, 2010


still pecking
as the others fly

Thursday, August 19, 2010


northern hills
the summer begins
its long goodbye

First published in Ambrosia

Sunday, August 15, 2010

back to school

It's already back-to-school time in some areas. Our friend, Kristin, for instance, is back in the classroom. In honor of the occasion, I posted this at her blog.

first day
the teachers tell each other
what they did last summer

Friday, August 13, 2010


Pure Bred–
she closes her eyes
as she scoops the poop

Shiki Kukai, July 2010; assigned topic: anything quirky

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


some spots in the grass
still green

Shiki Kukai July 2010