Sunday, February 17, 2019



Haigaonline, Rock Challenge

Friday, February 8, 2019

Tanka Sequence


alone together
each in a separate room
a desert apart
the dryness moves closer
into thoughts and feelings

mixed intentions
confusion in our thoughts
creates an impasse
a hot meal eaten
 in cold silence

words chosen with care
soft and harmless with no bite
we slip past the pain
the unspoken promise
of a return to normal


Tuesday, January 29, 2019


eons and eons
wearing away time and rocks
long before we were born
was it a plan ordained
that we met that summer night?

concrete tunnels
the hard shapes of steel and glass
reaching upward
a manmade world
connected by sky

Modern English Tanka

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tanka for winter

blue-black shadows
across the snow;
daylight shapes become
my new ghosts
Modern English Tanka

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Haiga for January

Daily Haiga

Sunday, December 16, 2018



Coffee in the cafĂ©, her daily routine.  Many of the same faces.  Busy people.  Lonely people.  Happy. Sad.  She was one of many.  Who cared?  Did she?  Not enough.  Would she die like this, uncaring and uncared for?

                                                        full winter moon
                                                        in the wind
                                                       shadows touch

Contemporary Haibun On-line Sept 2010