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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


I won't be posting here in July and August.

Stay well.

See you in September

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


sultry afternoon . . .
the wind chimes

First published in Notes from the Gean

Saturday, June 25, 2011


midsummer morning . . .
licking marmalade
from a knuckle

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


senior prom –
a little too big
for Dad's tuxedo

Caribbean Kigo Kukai, June, 2011; kigo/topic: "tuxedo"

Saturday, June 18, 2011


cool of the evening
how happy I am
I was born a man

Kikaku 1661-1709

A comment by R. H. Blyth (Haiku, v. 3, p. 743):

What Kikaku meant was that being born a man enabled him to sit practically naked and cool himself in the evening breeze. But in addition, there is the fact that to be born a man instead of a woman is as much a matter of congratulation as being born a man instead of a giraffe.

A comment on Kikaku and Blyth by me:

cool of the evening
how happy I am
she's a woman

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


distant galaxies . . .
taking another
wrong turn

First published in The Heron's Nest

Friday, June 10, 2011


dawn at the lake
I think about living
in the moment

First published in Modern Haiku

Monday, June 06, 2011

June 6

sixth of June
a quiet day
at the beach

June 6, 1944: Lest we forget.