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.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


I make faces
at the mirror

Saturday, January 28, 2012

so many things

winter tree . . .
so many things

A slightly different version of this haiku was posted as a comment at Andrew Lockhart's blog.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


even at my age
I feel myself smiling . . .
the first snowflakes

A slightly different version was posted as a comment at tikkis's blog.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


dusting the books
I'll read when I have time –
winter solstice

first published at Temps libre

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

deep night

deep night
snow falling through
the silence

This is a revised version of one I recently posted as a comment at Warren's blog.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


undressing for bed
I find a hole in my sock –
the winter wind

First published in Tempslibres

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

new year

new year
same resolution
same weight

Sunday, January 08, 2012

thaw (climate senryu)

January thaw
right on schedule –
nothing to thaw

Friday, January 06, 2012

twelfth night

Twelfth Night
the rest
is winter

Consider this the mood piece of a retired English teacher.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


wearing off
steady rain

first published in Notes from the Gean