Thursday, February 24, 2011

Teacher's pet

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

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

Monday, February 21, 2011

Discharged soldier

discharged soldier
he stares at his gun’s barrel
to nothingness

World Haiku Review
January 2011

First Place
Vanguard Haiku

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Chilly morning

chilly morning
she grabs me back to bed
a little longer

World Haiku Review
January 2011

Honorable Mention
Neo-classical haiku

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Icy winter day

icy winter day
refusing his brown hand
she slips again

World Haiku Review
January 2011
3rd Place, Shintai Haiku

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Year end

Occasional Paper 2 - Auspicious New Year

This new year 2011 starts auspiciously good for me. I started a project many years ago when my grandchildren were still young, but failed to implement it at that time. Now that my grandkids are grown and growing fast (two grand-daughters, for instance, are getting married this year), I decided to resurrect it.
It is an alphabetical listing of what I call the ABC to Enlightenment, gems of thoughts I gathered along the way and generally guidelines on how to be successful in life. It is alphabetical from A to Z and I have already emailed the first two, A for Action and B for Beauty.

With the help of my daughter-in-law, we send them one at a time weekly on pdf form so everybody can download them in their computer if they want. Concurrently, I send my children a monthly email of what I call Internet Harvest, things that I think will be helpful to them in their busy lives. My first email sent last month was about New Year's Resolution.

Literary Output - My five haiku were published in the January 2011 issue of World Haiku Review. One got Haiku of Merit, one Honorable Mention, one Third Place, and two First Places! I am deeply honored and humbled that for the first time, one of my first placers garnered the highly elusive but coveted honor of being selected The Editor’s Choice!

Here’s the winning piece.

year end
thinking of what ifs
and what might have beens