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, September 25, 2012


lingering heat
the black cat pounces
on my shadow

International Haiku Kukai, September 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

syllogism senryu

government is the problem
but we are the government
therefore . . .

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


tornado watch
I send a message
full of typos

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


the supermarket boy
rounds up shopping carts
harvest moon

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


top of the world
however far you look
there's more to see

September 11, 1973: The democratically elected government of Salvador Allende was overthrown in Chile by a CIA-backed coup.

Saturday, September 08, 2012


an old man's dreams
not enough to fill
this winter night

First published in A Hundred Gourds

Monday, September 03, 2012

one for Juliet

This is the haiku I left as a comment at Juliet's blog. She mentions it in her comment on "mirror."

last item
on her to-do list:

I've revised it slightly. To see the original and learn the context, click on "Juliet" in the list of blogs.

Sunday, September 02, 2012


the mirror
when no one is looking
first light

First published in A Hundred Gourds