Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Dead Chicken Senryu (w/video)

Not for weak stomachs. Text of the senryu is below if you don't want to see the video.

video

At the chicken house:
Dung and decay fill the air.
How appetizing!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

More Christmas senryu

When I was younger,
I would be the first one up
On Christmas morning.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Another either/or

Pattering on leaves:
Raindrops falling from the roof?
Or a swarm of mice?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas senryu

Long string of red lights:
A Christmas decoration?
or traffic at night?

Tra-la

The choir director
Pauses, then gives the downbeat.
The music begins.

Duck!

Mallards on patrol,
One December afternoon.
A bored hawk watches.

I literally flushed the hawk out of his perch above the sidewalk. I was paying attention to the ducks, so didn’t see him until he swooped overhead on his way to a safer tree. The ducks didn’t seem to be too worried about the hawk.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Record highs

December warm spell.
And yet the air remembers
Its seasonal chill.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Disappearing Act

A white church steeple,
Its cross nigh invisible
In a winter sky.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Dust, or…

Sparkles in the air,
Dust motes lifted by sunlight —
Or fairies dancing?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Untitled

From two deep, dark pools:
A hunger reaches toward me,
Yet unrealized.

Indian Summer

Crickets sing slowly;
Warm November afternoon.
Sky promises rain.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Something more traditional

Cherry blossom scent,
carried on the cool spring wind:
Honeybees swarming.