Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Blogger's curse

Blogger scrolling down
Eagerly opens comments —
Curses, deletes spam.

Tornado warning

Dark clouds race, twisting —
Asking nothing of people
Who yet watch in awe.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

for New Orleans

Summer storm, wind, flood
Queen city dealt mortal blow:
Fated to live on.


Watching, pondering:
Will this girl too soon become
My daughter-in-law?

Monday, August 29, 2005

Wave this

Standing up for rights of those
You disagree with.


In-laws, hurricanes:
Things best appreciated
From a great distance.

(This senryu is the unholy spawn of Katrina and my weekend.)

Could be working

Another meeting —
Interminable debate
Little accomplished.

Server room

Whispering air vents
Spinning fans, whirring hard drives:
I.T. lullaby.

Saturday, August 27, 2005


A young boy grinning
Struggles to lift trophy fish:
Father takes picture.


A sigh, another
The poet counts syllables —
Katydids chatter.

Florida tennis

Dedicated to my mom.

Grandmother on court:
Blistering sun, scorching serve,
Teenager burned twice.

More questions

Very different:
Science asks the question, "How?"
Religion asks, "Why?"

One question

Soldiers overseas
Long summer of discontent —
Really worth it?

Friday, August 26, 2005

Computer senryu

My legs are burning
Desert summer, blast furnace
Pentium laptop.

OK, this one's a little dated, what with Centrino these days.

Parking lot sprint

Sticky August heat
Workers rush, roll up windows —
Thunder overhead.

Autumn color

Flowers gone dormant
Cool breezes bring new color:
Red and yellow leaves.