Sunday, December 3, 2017

Haiku


a quick flowing stream
in late afternoon
the hurried shadows




full moon
on my neighbor's porch
a new light



goldenrod
growing in abundance
a new restlessness

Presence 2015
Daily Haiku 2011
One Hundred Gourds 2012


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Haibun

                                                                            
                                                                       Clean-up 

The autumn chores are complete. Plants cut back. The planting beds cleared of debris. Wood stacked by the back door. Container plants we want to save brought inside. Each year we ask:  how much longer can we do this? Each year we move more slowly; the clean-up takes longer; we have more aches afterwards. Knees, backs, shoulders–all complaining loudly. Each year we think about a condo.
                                                                       a sunny window–
                                                                       begonias inside
                                                                        a bee outside

 World Haiku Review

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Haiga









Haigaonline October 2017


Friday, October 20, 2017

Haibun


COFFEE - BLACK

A street empty of people. Just the all night diner is open. Plain, devoid of sentimentality.  A sickly greenish light streams through plate glass windows. A man sits smoking, his eyes looking straight ahead, expressionless.The woman with him appears more interested in a matchbook cover than in his company.

A third customer, a man alone with his back to us, his shoulders hunched. A faceless man in a gray suit. Behind the counter, a young man in a white uniform, a sharp contrast to the darkly dressed customers. He's busy with the dishes and appears to be speaking. Perhaps to himself. No one seems to be listening.
                                 

                                   Nighthawks—
                                   waiting the slow hours
                                   till morning
                                   
Contemporary Haibun Online, March 2007

Edward Hopper, "Night Hawks,"
courtesy of Wikimedia

Friday, October 6, 2017

Haiga:

Daily Haiga

Cattails

Daily Haiga

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tanka Sequence


                                                                Falling 

                                                     my dreamer’s dream
                                                     the fluff of fairy tales
                                                     and happy endings;
                                                     the fresh fragrance of you
                                                     like a May morning after rain

                                                     all that I feel
                                                     a lovely anguish
                                                     and a longing
                                                     relieved only by your kiss
                                                     and your arms encircling me

                                                     cheek touching cheek
                                                     your hand firm on my back               
                                                     guides me as we dance;
                                                     our hearts falling
                                                     into the same rhythm

Red Lights

Friday, September 8, 2017

Senryu



road detour
turning off the GPS
to get lost






three hour fire log
romantic ambience
on a timer







antique car show
cool cars
hot prices

Living Senryu-
Cattails
Living Senryu