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

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Location: New York, New York

Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Friday, May 31, 2013


widower . . .
sitting by the garden
she used to tend

Posted as a comment at Gautami's blog

Sunday, May 26, 2013


an ant
on the kitchen counter
spring advances

Monday, May 20, 2013


steam in the shower
her naked hand
on my back

Posted as a comment at Iris's blog.


I'll be cooling off for a few days.  See you next week.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

a bird calls

a bird calls
in my dream
you answer

Left as a comment at Juliet's blog

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Mother's Day
his daughter hugs
his stepmother

Saturday, May 11, 2013

kitten &

kitten & string
making it up
as we go along

Left as a comment at John McDonald's blog. Check it out.

Sunday, May 05, 2013


A wonderful view of a kingfisher, which flew, a streak of electric blue downriver then stopped. I watched it on its perch as it showed me first its orange front then its blue and turquoise back then dived into the water twice before disappearing into the bushes overhanging the water.

front view back view
does the kingfisher
know I'm here
The haiku is my response to the description of the kingfisher, which Juliet recently posted at her wonderful blog "crafty green poet." I left the haiku as a comment at the blog. For me, Juliet's description evoked the kind of moment in which nature seems aware of our presence and displays itself for our delight.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

one for may day

non-union site
a hardhat eyes
the picketers