Sunday, August 31, 2014

Obituary



humming their love song
she scans the obituary
once more

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lotus Festival



Lotus Festival
  
Not many summers ago, the annual observance of the Lotus Festival in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California was a mild disappointment, to say the least. The reason? No lotus flowers in the lake for unknown reasons. 

Considering that the reliability of their profuse blooming every summer is as certain as the traffic gridlock in the vicinity, visitors from within and outside the area were vocally disgruntled. Locals were at a loss on how to explain to their out-of-town friends the absence of the floral attractions.

                no lotus flowers
                in the murky water
                global warming here?

Published in World Haiku Review, August 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

War aftermath



hopping around
bomb holes and shrapnels
one-legged dove


Monday, August 4, 2014

Letter of goodbye

under the willow
she rereads his tear-stained
goodbye letter

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greener pasture



on to greener pasture
a family of geese flies over
the double barbed fence

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Unkempt lawn



my neighbor mows
the grassy edges
of my unkempt lawn
in the shade I try to write
this friendship poem

From my book, 
Haiku and Tanka Harvest