A Haiku Each Day

Sixty-two hundred and five Syllables a year.

Archive for Human Affairs (Jinji)


Layers of pink tulle
Double-flowering cherries
Flounce their underskirts.


Spring Song

Ersatz harbingers
Starlings imitate robins
Over city streets.


Urban detritus
Heaped in a small garden plot
Still – white crocuses.

Sobriety Date III

One day at a time
Turns to one week, then one month
And, today, six years.

Rite of Spring II

Sacrificial dance
Downy snowflakes whirl and fall,
Kiss the earth – and melt.


Last day of winter
Dark clouds weave the season’s shroud
Mourning raindrops fall.

Up in the Air

First warm day of spring
Charcoal smoke and soccer balls
Float over the park.