Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Bus stop

Like a mother hen,
Followed by a string of chicks:
A plodding school bus.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Oh yeah (a senryu)

The smell of onions,
Diced for last night’s chili dogs:
Lingers on my hand.


Angry thunderstorms
Lash out with electric claws —
And bless us with rain.


Over the pine trees,
The setting sun placed a crown —
A golden aura.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Too soon

November too soon.
A chill, cloudy windy day
Promises winter.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Damp caress

A pale pink sunrise.
Fog encroaches on the road —
Autumn’s damp caress.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

October Sunset

October sunset,
Painted the horizon gold,
And the clouds purple.

Falling limb

Snapping noise nearby:
A limb slithers from an oak.
Dogs rush in barking.


Near lost in shadow,
A chickadee is perching
On a stubby branch.


Off in the distance,
Above the sound of fall wind:
A blue jay screeches.


Floating on the wind,
Little white feathery seeds
Drift by my hammock.


Against the blue sky,
Taking their time, high above:
A flock of buzzards.

A tribute (senryu)

Edgar Allan Poe:
His demons tormented him
Before he was dead.

Don’t miss Carnacki’s tribute.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Foggy darkness

On the road tonight,
It seems completely different
In foggy darkness.

Thanks, guys

Cops direct traffic,
Standing in tropical rain
In front of a school.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Qualifications (a senryu)

That which makes a geek
Is what is between the ears —
Not in the toy box.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Goldenrod blooming

A splash of yellow,
Against the browns and dull greens:
Goldenrod blooming.

Saturday, October 01, 2005


A fallen red leaf,
Calls its brothers and sisters:
“We’ll cover the world!”

Threatening weather

A bruise-colored sky,
Air carries the smell of rain —
Dusky at noontime.