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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


death of a singer
whose songs I never knew . . .
I grow old

Old as I am, I know that "singer" doesn't do him justice.  Good night, sweet Prince.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


April in Paris . . .
that's all I have
to say

Posted as a comment at Iris's blog.

Written in April in Queens.

But, hey, it's April.

Monday, April 25, 2016


first buds . . .
everything I have to do
can wait

Monday, April 18, 2016


old friends . . .
the garden fading
into twilight

First published at Tinywords

Sunday, April 17, 2016

International Haiku Day

Happy International Haiku Day

Visit the largest collaborative poem on the internet. This year's theme, in acknowledgement of the United Nations' designation of 2016 as Year of Pulses, is foodcrop haiku. I've contributed a haiku.


Thursday, April 07, 2016


all the time
in the world

Shiki Monthly Kukai; March 2016. Kigo: dew

Tikkis has left a translation of this as a comment on the previous post. Thanks again, Tikkis.

Saturday, April 02, 2016


my grandchild shows me
a dragon

Shiki Monthly Kukai, March 2016; keyword: driftwood