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.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
our oldest veteran
is younger this year

Saturday, May 28, 2011


the coming of summer
a new mother watches
the dawn

Skiki Kukai May 2011; Kigo: "the coming of summer"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


old oak tree
a yellow ribbon
from some other war

In a lightly different version, this took second place in the Caribbean Kigo Kukai for May 2011. The assigned topic was "ribbon."

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 21, 2011

iced tea
on a sunny afternoon . . .

Okay, if the world does end today, I'll be very embarrassed.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

after: 20

"the spring wind"
say master and servant
walking side by side

Taigi 1709-1771

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

Saturday, May 14, 2011


airport bar
the long descent
of evening

First published in Modern Haiku