Sunday, May 31, 2009


scent of lilacs
family gathered
for her last breaths

Saturday, May 30, 2009

last cast

last cast
the fly's graceful arc ending
at the rainbow trout

Friday, May 29, 2009

fig blossoms

fig blossoms
my daughter asks when I lost
my virginity

Thursday, May 28, 2009

night sky

night sky
from the beginning of time
birth of a star

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

spring trail

spring trail
the squeak of new leather
on an old nag

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

blind date

the blind date
who never arrives

last match in the book

Monday, May 25, 2009

morning after

morning after rain
perfumed silk puddled
by the bed

Sunday, May 24, 2009


double peonies bloom
on the artist's canvas
and just beyond

Saturday, May 23, 2009


in blue dusk
the blue heron

Friday, May 22, 2009


rising from the river
with the fog

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

graduation day

graduation day
the unworn
cap and gown

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

daily haiku

daily haiku--
this practice
my only prayer

Sunday, May 17, 2009


even if it knew
the flame's seduction

Saturday, May 16, 2009

walking after dark

walking after dark
the moon
follows me home

Thursday, May 14, 2009


a friend's miscarriage--
looking into the blank eyes
of an antique doll

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

coming summer

spring turns summer
her blush
as he holds her gaze

Monday, May 11, 2009


long walk
from the mailbox
rejection letter

Sunday, May 10, 2009

publication in Sketchbook

Ten haiku you read here first appear in the journal, Sketchbook.

Thank you Karina and John!

Mother's Day

Mother's Day--
dreaming the children
she will never conceive

Saturday, May 09, 2009

before Dachau

before Dachau
the artist's colony
on the Amper

Friday, May 08, 2009

honeysuckle moon

honeysuckle moon--
the taste of your kiss
all these years later

Thursday, May 07, 2009

spring sun

spring sun--
the dog keeps shifting herself
into the shadows

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


buying a used car
from my ex-husband

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


garden plot--
the earth pleated and planted
gives way to hope

Monday, May 04, 2009


the 1812 overture
on the radio

Sunday, May 03, 2009


barefoot in the grass
clutch of a salamander
across my toes

Saturday, May 02, 2009


pressing dirt
around the root ball
a sweat bead seeps in

Friday, May 01, 2009


strong yet pliant grass
pushing up through concrete--
cracking a koan