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.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


high diver
at the platform's edge

First place, Caribbean Kigo Kukai, August 2012. Assigned topic: The Olympic Games

Friday, August 24, 2012


My friends, my attempts to visit your blogs recently are often blocked by word verification. If I don't seem to have visited lately, it's not for want of trying.


out of the silence
a jet plane drones
into silence

Sunday, August 19, 2012

hunter's moon

hunter's moon
an old dog sighs
into sleep

First published in Notes from the Gean

Thursday, August 16, 2012


sudden rain
the homeless man
shares his doorway

First published in Modern Haiku

Wednesday, August 08, 2012


Rust Belt
an empty house at the end
of autumn

First published in A Hundred Gourds

Friday, August 03, 2012

Moon Viewing Haiku

Dottie, the mascot and editor-in-chief of the Haiku Bandit Society, has determined the three best Moon Viewing Party poems for the month of August, 2012.

I'm honored to announce that this was one of the three. For more details, and to meet Dottie, go to


summer solitude
nothing between
the moon and me