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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

time out

time out . . .
the to-do list
in my head

Posted as a comment at Gillena's blog

Saturday, March 21, 2015


brightening sky
after the eclipse
a skylark's song

I posted this as a response at Juliet's blog. In fact, it is directly inspired (some might say stolen) from Juliet's post on the recent solar eclipse

Friday, March 20, 2015


snow arriving
just in time
for spring

Vernal equinox about 6:45 PM. Snow arriving a bit before that.

Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

Monday, March 16, 2015


the curved back
of a garden Buddha
winter rain

First published at Temps libre.

Friday, March 13, 2015


steady rain
a little salt
in my beer

Posted as a comment at Gillena's blog

Friday, March 06, 2015


alone . . .
snow falling
on snow

First place, Shiki Kukai, February 2015; assigned topic: "alone"

Thursday, March 05, 2015


in moonlight
her smile

Shiki Kukai, February 2015; Kigo: "winter plants"

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

unheard revised

Once the votes have been counted, the kukai decision is final. But, looking at the ku I posted as "unheard," I found my self playing with it, with this tentative result

shadows dance
in the summer wind
unheard melodies

Comments welcome.