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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


as far as I can tell
moonlit stream

First published in A Hundred Gourds

Sunday, July 29, 2012

morning thoughts

morning thoughts
a patch of blue
in the puddle

Third place, Shiki Kukai, July 2012; Assigned keyword: "blue"

Thursday, July 26, 2012

in the garden

in the garden
at the nursing home

International Kukai, July 2012; assigned kigo: "forget-me-not"

Sunday, July 22, 2012

back/morning after

I thought I'd be able to post here while I was away, but, as it turned out, the devices I had available (I-Pad, I-phone, Kindle Fire) were unable to format my poems correctly. Anyway, I"m back, and I'll be visiting blogs and catching up over the next few days.

Here's one that was originally published in Modern Haiku

the morning after
making love . . . she asks
if I take sugar

Thursday, July 05, 2012


My friends, I'll be taking one of my summer breaks. Although, between us, Pat and I have a fair representation of the wonders of modern technology, I found on my last break that I had trouble posting haiku or comments at this blog and leaving comments at yours. If I go silent for a little while, that's why.

Monday, July 02, 2012


June wedding
the bouquet begins
its descent

Caribbean Kigo Kukai June 2012. Kigo: "wedding bouquet"