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, November 25, 2014


my face somewhere
in the clouded mirror
a dewdrop world

Indi Kukai, November 2014; kigo "dew"

Friday, November 21, 2014


wisps of cloud
cross the morning sky . . .
traveling light

I posted a  slightly different version of this as a comment at Gillena's blog

Friday, November 14, 2014


moonlight on the water the weight of a pebble

Posted, in a 2-line version, as a comment at Gillena's blog.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

November 9, 2014

deep in the woods
leaves drifting over
what used to be a wall

Friday, November 07, 2014

no moon

no moon
the shadow 
inside me

Second place, Shiki Kukai, November 2014; Kigo: moonless night

Sunday, November 02, 2014


early darkness . . .
what I should
have said

Saturday, November 01, 2014


carving pumpkins
the gap-toothed grins 
of the children

Third place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, October 2014. Assigned theme: Anything in the gourd family