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, September 26, 2017


a hitchhiker
in the rearview mirror . . .
big sky

This poem appears in Low Growling in the Petunias, a chapbook of haiku and senryu
by members of New York's Spring Street Haiku Group. The book is available $5.00 ppd from

Seidbord World Ent.
POB 137
New York NY 10012

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


haiku conference
I meet an old friend
for the first time

Written in Santa Fe NM, where I have been attending Haiku North America, a bi -annual conference of haiku poets from North America and elsewhere. Another attendee was writing almost exactly the same poem, at almost the same time, as I was writing mine. The only difference was that she wrote "gathering" where I wrote "conference." This experience, of meeting in the flesh for the first time someone one has known for years through their work and sometimes through correspondence, provides some of the most powerful moments of the conference. The rest of the stuff is good, too.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


clothing optional
my fear of water
and women

First published Failed Haiku