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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mount Auburn

Mount Auburn
teenagers laughing
by somebody's tomb

Located on the Watertown/Cambridge line in eastern Massachusetts, Mount Auburn is the oldest landscaped cemetery in the US. It draws over 200, 000 visitors a year. Considering the prestige of many of those buried there, it is highly likely that the inhabitant of the tomb in the poem was indeed a Somebody.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter vigil

Easter vigil
candle flames tremble
at our breath

Posted as a comment at Gillena's blog

Sunday, April 20, 2014


night journey . . .
I miss the exit
to my childhood

Posted, in a slightly different version, as a comment at Magyar's blog

Saturday, April 12, 2014


power walk
I step around
a dead mouse

Friday, April 04, 2014


I don't know her

Posted as a comment at Gillena's blog

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

passing through

A variation on the theme of "used to be," posted March 23.

just passing through . . .
a parking lot where I saw
Gone with the Wind

Both, by the way, are factually accurate