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

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Thursday, June 28, 2012


my grandchild's hand . . .
how long will he remember
this rainbow

A slightly different version was posted at the International Haiku Kukai.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

first date

first date
the way she pronounces
Van Gogh

First published in Modern Haiku

Thursday, June 14, 2012


swift-running brook
the line between
theirs and ours

First published in A Hundred Gourds

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Corpus Christi 2012

the archbishop
splendid in his robes –
Corpus Christi

The feast of Corpus Christi (The Body of Christ) is celebrated today in Roman Catholic churches. In some parts of the world, the feast is the occasion of elaborate ceremonies.

A different version of this was posted as a comment at Gillena's blog. In Trinidad-Tobago, Gillena's home, the day is treated as a major feast day, with appropriate ceremony. 

Friday, June 08, 2012


but a man and his kite
winter beach

A slightly different version of this (see below) was posted in the International Monthly Kukai for May 2012. Here's the original

nothing but
a man and his kite
winter beach

I think the change makes a difference. I'd be glad to know what you think.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Sunday . . .

Sunday . . .
how quickly
the long day passes

Left as a comment at Gillena's blog

Friday, June 01, 2012


the aftertaste
of last night's quarrel –
black no sugar

Shiki Monthly Kukai, May 2012