Thursday, July 30, 2009

hazy moon

hazy moon
above and below
the moon bridge

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ink-stained silk

ink-stained silk
I have banished you
from my thoughts
why do you
invade my dreams?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

blue columbine

blue columbine
the freshly etched date
on her headstone

Monday, July 27, 2009

morning dew

morning dew--
in layered chiffon and pearls
grandma's burial dress
is the finest
she ever wore

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A note

I have hit 800 virtually daily haiku, and I want to thank all of you, my friends, for your comments and kindness. I might have given up at some point without them. As a result of both of our constancy, I will be publishing a collection around year-end. Stay tuned...

Also, Alan hasn't posted the results to the contest page yet, but he notified the contestants by e-mail, and I was short-listed for the annual With Words Haiku Competition for this haiku:

pink dawn
the wingbeats of geese

Thank you, Alan. And thank you all!

still summer night

still summer night
the taste of my daughter's sweat
as I kiss her brow

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I waited

I waited in vain
for you last night
yet I heard
you calling me
in the wind

Friday, July 24, 2009

flower-laden grave

flower-laden grave
the goodbye
I never said

Thursday, July 23, 2009

light slants

light slants through the clouds
we leave the cemetery
bearing her with us

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

solar eclipse

solar eclipse
grandma's white hair haloes
her repose

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

last shimmer

last shimmer
of light fades from the lake
grandma's passing

For AHL 1918 - 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

last night

last night
we breathed in unison
missing you now
I cannot seem to catch
my breath at all

Sunday, July 19, 2009

first peach

first peach
the child's rosy chin
dripping nectar

Friday, July 17, 2009

rain on windchimes

rain on windchimes
the sound
of your leaving

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

sleepless night

sleepless night
the din of worry and frogs


Monday, July 13, 2009

roses wilting

roses wilting
lying here together

missing you still

Sunday, July 12, 2009

news of a death

news of a death
even in the shade
the unforgiving sun

Saturday, July 11, 2009

summer day

summer day
among the clouds
runs a wind horse

Friday, July 10, 2009

summer love

summer love
he gathers her a bouquet
of lightning bugs

Thursday, July 09, 2009

jasmine twining

jasmine twining
the churchyard fence
a freshly heaped grave

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

this heat

this heat! sleeping naked under a naked moon

With a nod to Issa...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

edge of morning

edge of morning
sun kissing the edge
of the earth

Monday, July 06, 2009


rutted service road
knee deep
in wildflowers

Sunday, July 05, 2009

night sky

the night sky
raining stars

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Independence Day

homeless girl playing
with her unraveled hem
Independence Day

Friday, July 03, 2009

city bus

Rome flashing
across passengers' faces
city bus

Thursday, July 02, 2009


wading into
the cloud

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

river baptism

in a nimbus of midges
river baptism