Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year advent

new year advent
thinking of what ifs
and what might have beens

Wishing everybody a year of love and peace. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Grandpa's lost pipe

A bit of news. I was blessed with three early Christmas gifts this month. First, I was a featured guest in Curtis Dunlap's blog, Blogging Along Tobacco Road, with my three favorite haiku.

Second, I learned that my haiku, below, garnered Honorable Mention in the recently concluded 13th International Annual haiku contest of Mainichi (Japan) Daily News for 2009.

My third Christmas gift came from Don Wentworth, editor of Lilliput Review, who informed me that my haiku was chosen as one of the 56 selected from among 500 poems submitted which will be included in the 2nd Annual Basho Haiku Challenge chapbook. It will be published the middle of next year and I will upload it once it is published. I am so blessed and deeply honored.

winter eve
on top of the fireplace
grandpa’s lost pipe

Honorable Mention
13th Annual Mainichi (Japan)
Haiku Contest, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Unread Card

an unopened
Christmas card dangles
from the trashed tree

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May we all share love, peace and good-will with everybody, in and out of our family. May the coming year give us more love and less hate, a smile instead of a frown, and kindness without expecting anything in return. Good health and happiness to all!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow storm

snow storm
I forgot the dire news
of global warming

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Women shopping

after the holiday
I vow not to join
women shopping again

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


In the spirit of Christmas, here's a quotation from my collection for all my loyal readers.

Here is a link to Friendship Quotes which a kind reader gave me.

Monday, December 14, 2009

a sliver of light
slices through
the icy landscape
beneath the snow
a dormant seed awaits

Modern English Tanka
Vol. 3, No. 3, Spring 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

among the thistles
a molted snake's skin
she turns sixteen

Notes from the Gean
Vol. 1, Issue 3, Dec. 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas advent

Prince of Peace advent
He brings joy, love and hope
to a troubled world

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


autumn twilight
they left her
at the hospice

Mainichi (Japan) Daily News,
Dec. 2, 2009