Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A touch of heaven

A touch of heaven
To Skype without dropping out
catching those we love

Leah Billeam

Saturday, July 27, 2013

My body fails me

My body fails me
Therese falls, lies unbroken
Perhaps not this time

Ian Row

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chiropracting love

"Hands behind your head"
"How lean back - back against me"
Chiropracting love                                                             

Ian Row

Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 13 Twinset

The folks who live at 11 Howard Street

Where's my follow-up?
Home business service falls short
Reservoir hippies

Ian Row

Chicago on July 12, 2013

River mulberries
Summer dusk, cicadas sing
Flashing fireflies

Carol Ruth Kimmel

Monday, July 08, 2013


This house is my home
I think I'll stay forever
You are like my house

Ian Row

Sunday, July 07, 2013


Growing midst the weeds
in the garden of my life
a rare flower - you.

Chris Gill

Friday, July 05, 2013


soup of self-pity
stir-fried melancholy
glass of 'suck it up'

Ian Row

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy birthday to us

We're seven!

Massive applause for the following hot crossers for your contributions in 2012-2013:

Natalie Au
Catherine Austin (formerly Cathy Dineen)
Eva Brookes
Jane Frances Fey
Jeanne Frayne
Chris Gill
Annie Jeffries
Carol Ruth Kimmel
Neil Krieger
Karen McVean
Kenton Penley Miller
Dawn Mok
Spudnik Nebulanut
April Norcross
Simon Patience
Jeff Patterson
Violette Rose-Jones
Jason Rostant
Ian Row
Sue Ficke Siebert
Guhan Subramaniam 
James Von Sutekh

And thank you to all our followers here and on the Facebook group.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


Hush now, Jealousy
Your music: so sad; so shrill
Hush now as I sing

Jeff Patterson

Little victories

Little victories
My body to overcome
My mind to conquer

Ian Row

The Queen is dead

So the Queen is dead
The king greets the gathered throng
Blood trail on the floor

Catherine Austin

Cool spray of water

Cool spray of water
Mists in the summer night breeze
Lawn plants drink, thankful

Jeff Patterson

Facing greater fear...

Facing greatest fear
And being greeted by Love:
Miraculous shit

Jeff Patterson


Winter: a stiff neck
feels the season acutely
as well as my age.

Ian Row

A haiku about summertime

Summertime, life here -
Birds, cicadas, flowers sing -
Light, in full effect

Jeff Patterson

No more at peace...

No more at peace - or
Found or Better than before -
Still...I wash ashore

Jeff Patterson

An effective haiku

The adjective for
'efficacy' is not...

Ian Row

(Special credit: Rhys Benbow)


stockpiling soy milk

Ian Row

My walk home last night

the moon lit my way
twas nearly full
will be winter soon

Jane Frances Fey

A haiku about proofreading

proof read all haikus
an extra syllable makes
a pretty poem

April Norcross

Mounting in public

Mounting in public
Young couple suck face in park
Making me hungry

Ian Row


You make me look good
Your weblinks for my networks
PR you can't buy

Ian Row