Monday, November 29, 2010

Fantasy fling

warmth of her touch
in that snowy weekend
fantasy fling
am I ready or a fool
to fall in love again

Modern English Tanka,
Vol. 1, No. 2. Winter 2006.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving prayer

Thank you
my Lord and God
for gift of life and health
remembering our lost loved ones
once more.

Heed not
our weaknesses,
teach us how to forgive
and live in harmony with all

So that
once more this world
of hate will be again
a place of love and peacefulness,

Friday, November 19, 2010

Black Friday

Black Friday
colorful ploy for your
green bucks

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Autumn leaf

A precursor of my next post below after a hiatus of nine years.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


autumn twilight
they left her
at the hospice

Mainichi [Japan] Daily News
Nov. 4, 2009

Friday, November 12, 2010

Empty house

With every whip of wind
the tree's old leaves fall one by one

The naked branches that remain
flail futilely against the sky

Boisterous children''s laughter echoes
in the now empty house.

In my book,
Rustle of bamboo leaves
but originally published in World Haiku Review, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Nov. 2001.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New US citizen

For Gigliola Lubiano on her taking the oath of citizenship recently.
Congratulations and God bless!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


the swirling wind
plays havoc with the leaves
this cold cold day
she asks the mailman twice
for his letters

In my book,
Rustle of bamboo leaves

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Teacher's pet

teacher's pet
she tutors her student
the art of love

Sketchbook, Vol. 5, No. 4
July/August 2010