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

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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

Stones in the Air

High alpine pasture – Climb behind, descent ahead – Stones in the air. – a haiku poem The phrase stones in the air is a Zen expression meaning…

The Die is Set

Confined to shadow – Yet achieving radiance – The die has been set. – a haiku poem

Already July

Already July – Not too late to lift your head – The orchid’s shoulders. – a haiku poem

An Invitation 

White magnolia – Decorated in sunlight – An Invitation. – a haiku poem

No Conceit 

Half-way up the hill – No conceit nor arrogance – The leaves simply grow. – a haiku poem

Izu Unfolding – 3 Motorcycle Haiku

Izu Unfolding Izu unfolding – Ribbons through flower gardens – Songs above the roar. – Tight Turn Enemy, Lover – Leaning in as tires hold – The warmth…

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Shinagawa-san

He, a tall, kind man – who loved those large camphor trees – Leaves, seeds, on our porch – His apologies, too – All cut down now before…

Relentless Snowfall

Relentless snowfall – Tells it like it really is – The truth unobscured – by bottom-line self-interest – and the greed of the wealthy – Welcome relief. -a…

New Beginning

Each new beginning – transitions to what might be – Beauty from unrest. – a haiku poem

Look, Move Accordingly

The ridge holds the moon – while red fox glides up the slope – and snow cat descends. – Look, and move accordingly – Sometimes go up, sometimes…

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Empty Classroom

A bright little girl – Sits in her classroom and looks – at all the empty chairs. – a haiku protest poem We must not… H.R.610 – To…