A Haiku Each Day

Sixty-two hundred and five Syllables a year.

Archive for Plants (Shokubutsu)


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



The first rays of dawn
Set each grass blade glittering
Dewdrops en pavé.


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

Royal Icing

Another spring snow
The daffodil’s golden crown
Capped with ermine white.


Rainy winter day
Geese stand like statues of geese
On the sodden lawn.

Alchemy II

A light sheen of frost
Turns dull yellow winter grass
Into sparkling gold.

Recycling Day

Ice on the sidewalks
A discarded Christmas tree
Shelters the sparrows.