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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

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

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