Wednesday, June 29, 2016


                                                   dinner at sunset
                                                   rainbow bubbles
                                                   on the koi pond
Presence, 2011
Haiku Calendar 2014

                                                  black angus
                                                  milling around in their pens
                                                  the first drops of rain

Modern Haiku, 2011

                                                      neighbors shouting
                                                      from the wild grapes
                                                      multiple bird calls
Pipe Dreams, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2016


                                                  the trellis anchored
                                                  we drape climing roses
                                                  across the top
                                                  ignoring pricks and scratches
                                                  we start a  new life

chosen as Excellant,
Karuizawa 8th
International Tanka
Festival, June 5, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016


                                                   NOWHERE SPECIAL

After several days of heavy rain, dawn comes up dry. The sun, as it rises, evaporates the beads of water on plants, the puddles in the driveway and the soggy low places on the lawn. Pines gradually lift their rain heavy boughs until they are again well above my head. The breeze is warm; the sky is a spotless blue stretching into infinite space.

                                                    journey’s end
                                                    a country road
                                                    curving nowhere

 A Hundred Gourds, 2014