Dew Drops on Flowers

Dew drops on flowers – Scattered across the petals – See beyond one view. – a haiku poem

Light Still in Shadow

Sunstream wildflower – Aren’t we moving not the shore? – Light still in shadow. – a haiku poem

A Bright Midday Sun

She reached my shoulder – After dark weeks underground – A bright midday sun. – a returning haiku poem

A Kamoshika

A Kamoshika Surrounded by green bamboo Spontaneity Reflected within its eyes Expressionless, the still moon – a tanka poem

A Dog Gladly Leaves

A dog gladly leaves To walk in the winter woods His spot in the sun. -a haiku poem

Adrift Not Drifting

Cascading downhill Floating in shifting tension Adrift not drifting. – a haiku poem

One Form of Nothingness

The clouds in between Take each other’s shape Snowflakes with the wind. – a five syllable mountain poem

Winter River

The winter river Flowing in three dimensions Ice over water. – a haiku poem

Frozen Evergreens

Frozen evergreens Resolute in the valley Bowed branches supple. Wind howls above the mountain. Water flows beneath the snow. – a tanka poem

Frozen Way

Icy winter road Secure footing one moment Then a mad scramble. – a haiku poem 

Across the Tao

Across the snowfield A gentle breeze moves a leaf The wind shakes a tree. – a haiku poem

Amber Hydrangea 

Amber hydrangea – The whole universe within – Captured but uncaught. – a haiku poem

Over in Sunlight

Pop autumn fireworks – Burst on the ground, morning frost – Over in sunlight – Tomorrow nearly the same – Until dew rests on snowfall – a tanka…

Nature’s Vacuum

Oil refined sunshine – Burns seashore infrastructure – We’ve filled the vacuum – As one abhorred by nature – Bird sand and wind grass – Come grey concrete…

Kotobuki-cho

Kotobuki-cho – Another countless winter – But first today’s meal. – a haiku poem Each week the lunch program at Kotobuki-koen provides over 600 servings of nutritious food…

Autumn Susuki Grass A

Autumn susuki grass – Held in silent sunlight – One glance and there you are. – a six syllable mountain poem

Cobblestones Between Boutiques

There is nothing there – Cobblestones between boutiques – The wind, dust, and sand – a haiku poem

Full of Possibility

Autumn gingko leaves – Full of possibility – Once they touch the ground. – a haiku poem

Downtown Shibuya

Downtown Shibuya – Bright lights beneath the sunset – Light is light is light. – an urban haiku poem

Zen Grave

A Zen grave headstone – Stands in testimonial – To what I’m unsure. -a haiku poem

Americana

Somehow long lasting – In face of modern day woes – Americana. Shootings hold no nostalgia – Ignorance casts no light. – a tanka protest poem

Shadows Shiver

On the mountainside color jumps in the sunlight but shadows shiver. – a haiku poem

Clouds Brush

Clouds brush the ridgeline – Obscuring and revealing – Indiscriminate. – a haiku poem

A Stranger’s Face

In a stranger’s face – Is one’s lost identity – Known but unseen. – a haiku poem

In Meets Out

In meets out with rust – Another stone cold winter – Surrounds an old soul. -a haiku poem

One morning 

School girl too short skirt – Dog crapping on the sidewalk – A cat in cold rain. – a haiku poem

Stopped for Speeding 

Was stopped for speeding – Yet couldn’t help but notice – Just how cool a bike. – a senryu delinquency poem

Get your hackles up

Get your hackles up – Now is not time for fighting – I’ll lie here and glare. – a senryu poem

Open Source Image

Just Tighty Whities

On his balcony – Him in just tighty whities – We make eye contact. -a senryu poem   (For this post, I used an open source image so…

Patient Police

Drunk salaryman – Testing policemen’s patience – Ushered to the loo. -a senryu poem