- nonstop . . .
- leaning on his cane . . .
- southbound . . .
- old friends . . .
- tanka time . . .
- stars, planet, moons, et. al. . . .
- exquisite corpse update . . .
- exquisite corpse, anyone? . . .
- virtual friends . . .
- perhaps . . .
- cobwebs . . .
- After the Funeral . . .
- anthology fever . . .
- Throwback . . .
- new moon rising . . .
Tag Archives: Red Dragonfly
giving voice to my night coyotes Modern Haiku, vol. 43.1, Winter/Spring 2012 I’ve recently started trying my hand at monostich, or one-line haiku–the English-language version of the Japanese practice of writing haiku in one horizontal line across the page. Some months ago … Continue reading
high notes a red dragonfly skims across the sound My ku-buddy Melissa Allen, whose work is a constant source of inspiration, has put out a call for all things dragonfly (i.e., haiku, haiga, tanka) to be posted on her Red Dragonfly … Continue reading
all around us the violence of last night’s storm unpredictable as the bouquet of roses you lay down beside me Simply Haiku, vol. 9, #2, Summer 2011 I’m honored to be a small part of an exceptional, 8th anniversary … Continue reading
winter morning– too cold to notice the difference It’s cold. Very cold. I don’t much care for the cold, but I’ve already written about that. Even so, before I had to pitch myself into yesterday’s sub-freezing temperatures, I sat down with a … Continue reading
It’s funny how the world becomes a little bit more synchronistic this time of year. Maybe it’s just the seasonal magic that comes along to remind us that nothing–and everything–is new, depending on how you view life and love and, yes, … Continue reading
Recently, Melissa Allen of Red Dragonfly posted a string of brilliant “afters” inspired by some of the master Bashō’s haiku. As a translator, I know how difficult (impossible?) it is to translate either French or Spanish poetry into English, but Japanese . . … Continue reading
the whole family all with white hair and canes visiting graves –Bashō (trans., Jane Reichhold) As Halloween and El Día de los Muertos approach, once again I look to Bashō for inspiration on how to best remember those who’ve traveled down the ancestral road … Continue reading