Thursday, April 30, 2009

out of the bath

out of the bath
the fresh stiffness
of a line-dried towel

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

dandelion clocks

dandelion clocks--
turning my face
to the sun's warmth

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


afternoon drive--
an aria

of azaleas

Monday, April 27, 2009

rain ends

rain ends--

Sunday, April 26, 2009

afternoon heat

afternoon heat--
crescents of dirt
under my nails

Saturday, April 25, 2009


a new wrinkle
in the mirror

Friday, April 24, 2009

neap tide

neap tide--
loggerhead hatchlings
spill down the beach

Thursday, April 23, 2009

earth day

earth day--
my ex-husband tills
a new garden plot

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

petal-strewn path

petal-strewn path--
the promises we made
and broke on the way

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


choosing the white kimono
for her burial

Monday, April 20, 2009

first light

first light--
fishermen cast their first nets
over deep waters

Sunday, April 19, 2009

grandma's garden

'mid morning glories
the sign remains:
grandma's garden

Saturday, April 18, 2009

false dawn

false dawn--
the lie I pretend
not to catch you in

Friday, April 17, 2009


news of a child's cancer
hangs heavy on my heart

Thursday, April 16, 2009


reaching for her hand
static passes between them--
the sparks

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


the neighbor child down
to one training wheel

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

wind-blown petals

wind-blown petals--
this fleeting translucence

passing between us

Monday, April 13, 2009

after showers

after showers
spanning the rainbow's arc
the full sky

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday--
finding in the bush
last year's egg

pubished in Winter 2008 Simply Haiku

Saturday, April 11, 2009


weeping cherry sheds
its last petals

Friday, April 10, 2009

stations of the cross

stations of the cross--
the lamb finds
his feet

Thursday, April 09, 2009

maundy thursday

maundy thursday--
in the churchyard moonlight bathes
the foot of the cross

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


all day
turning and turning

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

heavy with nectar

heavy with nectar
bees turn from flower to hive--
the honeyed sunset

Monday, April 06, 2009


each note a summons
to the day

Sunday, April 05, 2009


skipping stones
father and son--
the ripples

Saturday, April 04, 2009

spring break

spring break--
pale flesh scattered on the beach
like so much driftwood

Friday, April 03, 2009


yellow-green fractals
swirl on the pond

Thursday, April 02, 2009

light rain

light rain--
palliative drip...drip...drip
of morphine

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

at two years; latest publication

Sincere thanks to all of you who follow this blog. Today marks two years of virtually daily haiku. I am just a few short of 700 poems. I truly appreciate your readership and commentary.

Also, I just had three haiku published in the March 2009 World Haiku Review (see pp. 1, 2, 4).

another spring

another spring
the empty seat
at the table