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Out of Reach

Snow on the mountain –Settles gently on the pines –There but out of reach – a haiku poem

Winter Refuge

Fullest in winter –Afflicted and deluded –Yet without pretense – a haiku poem

Winter Warmth

The warmth of winter –Cascading from the shadows –Breath betrays the cold – a haiku poem

Inner softness

With inner softness – A blossom’s velvet petals – Exhale with the wind. – a haiku poem

The River Flows

Around a hard stone – She, gently overcoming – Nourishes the moss. – a haiku poem

Dog Tooth of Autumn

Dog tooth of autumn…

Trees phrase morning mists

Nightened trees phrase morning mists

Look It All Over

Look IT all over – Cold chrome, metronome, rhythm – Flat glass, running boards – a haiku poem

Mitsukejima Camp

Mitsukejima camp – Where the birds own the clifftop trees – and jazz blows so hard. – a haiku poem

On the Softened Edge

On the softened edge – Better to release control – and embrace what’s there. – a haiku poem

Flowing Winter Stream #2

Flowing winter stream – Creates its own instruments – and plays its own hymns. – a haiku poem

Poetry of the Tao (Flowing Winter Stream #1)

Flowing winter stream – A sculpter and musician – Poetry of the Tao. – a haiku poem

Kerala’s Whisper

Always in motion – Kerala rarely whispers – Save above the trees. – a haiku poem

Autumn Leaves on Moss

Old stones rest on soil – Green moss finds its roots in stone – Autumn leaves on moss. – a haiku poem

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 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

Winter River

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


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…

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

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