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, February 26, 2011


he shows me pictures
of his children

First published in Notes from the Gean

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


clear sky
she says we need
to talk

First published in Frogpond

Sunday, February 20, 2011


safe sex –
saying nothing
I'll regret

First published in Modern Haiku

Thursday, February 17, 2011

after: 15

has spring arrived –
the hill without a name
lost in the mist

Basho (1644-1694)

For an explanation of "afters," see posting for Nov. 2, 2010.

Monday, February 14, 2011


returning spring
in the dawn light she looks like
my first love

Line 1 may be a bit optimistic, but it is warming up, and, in my personal saijiki, spring begins on Valentine's Day, regardless of the weather.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


glittering stars
the pine tree sheds
its snow

Sunday, February 06, 2011

for Melissa

This was written a few minutes ago in honor of Melissa's birthday

another birthday
I remind my friends
to forget it

You can visit Melissa to add your greetings or just to get to know her and her excellent haiku at


My birthday was Jan. 29, in case you were wondering.

Thursday, February 03, 2011


winter dawn –
sorting out
my feelings

Shiki Kukai, January, 2011