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, July 30, 2014


summer meadow
a butterfly passing through
the viewfinder

Posted as a comment at Juliet's blog

Saturday, July 26, 2014


writer's block
the improvement
in my doodles

Posted, in a slightly different form, as a comment at Gillena's blog Sep 10, 2013

Monday, July 21, 2014


after lovemaking
I recognize the movie
she's quoting

I intended to post this as a comment at Jem's blog, but the "prove you're not a robot" feature has been captured by a robot. Instead of the letters or numbers that usually turn up, I get an ad for something called Photo Sphere.* I've warned you before: This feature is not reliable. Better to approve or reject each comment as it comes.

And do not ever, as long as you live, buy anything from Photo Sphere.

Or from Migratorius, which has invaded the "My Blogs" list at this blog. (If anyone has a workable suggestion for solving this problem, I'd appreciate it. Blogspot couldn't be bothered.)

*PS: The same thing has just occurred at another blog. Maybe the problem is at my end. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014


We've just returned from two weeks in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The good news, apart from the wonderful time we had, is that the Lord did not take my prayer (see previous post) seriously. Northern New Mexico was blessed with frequent rain during our stay.

after the rainbow fades the crescent moon

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


Time for my midsummer break.  See you later this month.

vacation week
Lord, make it rain –
but not yet

With apologies to Saint Augustine

Tuesday, July 01, 2014


Here's one I just posted as a comment here, in response to a comment from Gillena. I thought I would post in this space, just like a real haiku.

Wind and rain
 A toddler spinning
The globe