Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Daily Haiga

Tuesday, August 6, 2019



“I want chocolate ice cream,” a child calls out to anyone with hearing distance. “Yes, you may have chocolate,” his mother says in a more modulated tone. She takes his hand firmly, yet gently. They step from the curb, the toddler hopping and skipping. Mom adjusts her pace to his. Once across, they continue their lopsided walk, a babbling child, a smiling mom.

                                                          soft breezes
                                                          cherry blossoms caught
                                                          in a small hand


Thursday, August 1, 2019

Haiku for Summer

Japanese garden
from one path to another
nothing on my mind

afternoon stillness
my neighbor’s chimes
announces a breeze

pressing heat
in late afternoon
the fridge’s hum

Under the Basho
Daily Haiga

Saturday, July 27, 2019



An old man, wearing a Yankee baseball cap, sits reading a newspaper. His face is tanned and cross-hatched with wrinkles like a well used leather glove. I can't begin to guess his age. He could be older than I or younger. 

drought cracked field
a dandelion root
holds on


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Haiga for Summer

Simply Haiku

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tanka Sequence


a twin baptism--
incense mingles
with lilacs;
the sweet and sharp blends
to a new fragrance   
a slow afternoon--
the cicadas' hum grows louder
in the pulsing heat
time stretches before me,
cool shadows just a dream   

true shape revealed
the trees bare--
there under a somber sky
I shed my robes alone
for no one's eyes but yours   

the first snow--
I hold out my tongue
to taste the cold
memories running pell-mell
back to childhood   
Modern Tanka Press

Saturday, July 6, 2019


Garden Design 

An unknown crop of seedlings appears in the garden in autumn. Perhaps one of the flower seeds planted in spring which did not sprout. Perhaps weeds. I leave them alone.

They survive winter, grow quickly as soon as the days warm up, producing dark lavender flowers. What they are, I don't know. 

                                                                            garden book
                                                                            the perfect plan
                                                                            on page twenty-eight

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