Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wife's death

brisk breeze blasts
the last remaining leaf
this blustery day
his wife of many years
has gone to rest
                    For Darrell

Modern English Tanka
Vol. 2, NO. 2. Winter 2007

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving prayer

For three years in a row now, I have been posting this Thanksgiving prayer. Here it is again and I hope you don't get bored by it. This Thanksgiving Day I will be hosting our family's traditional meal and and all members of my family and probably a few close friends will be here to celebrate with me.


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,

© November 2004-2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Disabled Veteran

wheelchair bound
the veteran feeds
a one-legged bird

World Haiku Review
Vol. 7, Issue 1, March 2009

Monday, November 7, 2011

Autumn wind

the autumn wind
scatters the dried leaves
in the family photo
her face is gradually
and slowly fading

Modern English Tanka
Vol. 2, No. 1. Autumn 2007