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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

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

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…

New Beginning

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

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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…

Frozen in Motion

Frozen in Motion

Frozen in motion – Ears ring in stoney silence – Nothing but wind howls. -a haiku poem

Life Explodes

Over a summer- Life explodes, wisps, and wanders- Leaving bold traces. -a haiku poem in memory of D.G.

Snow covered peaks

Snow Covered Peaks

Blackened, gnarled, branches – Reach toward snow covered peaks – Under winter skies. -a haiku poem

Winter's First Blanket

Winter’s First Blanket

Rain drops on willows – Crystals of the morning sun – Winter’s first blanket. – a haiku poem

Green Leaves, Late Autumn

Green leaves, late autumn- unaware of colder nights- and the peace of fall. -a haiku poem

Shifting Cotton Clouds

Blue meadow mooncast – Dew settles on the grasses – Shifting cotton clouds. – a haiku poem

Autumn Sunshine Stream

Autumn sunshine streams – Cascading down the staircase – to pool on a fern. – a haiku poem written and photographed in Kita-Kamakura

Uplit Trees

Uplit trees floating – in the cool autumn night – Tethered to the earth. – a haiku poem

Into the Garden

The screen door swings closed – Soft steps into the garden – for the last time. – a haiku poem

Wild Meadow Flowers

Wild meadow flowers- stretch behind a pasture fence- and join with the sun. – a haiku poem

Catch your breath

Mossy forest paths – along bright alpine gardens – to catch your breath. -a haiku poem  

Alpine Butterflies

Alpine butterflies – Through the expansive valley – Find their flowers. – a haiku poem

Ancient screams echo

Ancient screams echo – through cold granite corridors. – The lord sleeps above. – a haiku poem Written after the dungeon and torture chamber situated below the bedroom…