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, February 20, 2018


thinking of her
in the past tense . . .
cloud shadow

First published in Modern Haiku

Red Moon Anthology

This poem, which originally appeared in Failed Haiku, has been selected for inclusion
in Old Song: the Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku. This is
a series worth knowing if you are interested in haiku and haiku-based forms.

Don't mean to brag, but his is the twelfth time in the last thirteen years that at least one
poem of mine has been selected for this anthology.

soft rain . . .
the way the oncologist
says "we"

Thursday, February 15, 2018


17 dead
what are we
walling in?

Thursday, February 08, 2018

big mistake

this he will tell you
it's another big mistake
for the stock market

When he finally got around to noticing the stock market had suffered major losses (1175 points for Dow-Jones).his potusness announced the market had made "a big mistake." Market has fallen again this morning. Have a nice day.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018


his necktie
is bigger than my necktie

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

old masters

old masters
the museum guard
scratches her thigh

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


after the quarrel
silently trading sections
of the Sunday Times

First published in Failed Haiku

Friday, January 12, 2018

the man

indian summer
was I ever the man
I used to be

First published in The Heron's Nest