Friday, July 31, 2015

a broken teapot
can't be fixed won't throw it out
until I'm ready

Ian Row

Thursday, July 30, 2015

'Living document'
Run the risk you'll be written
out of history

Ian Row

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bitter winds shift
So too our hearts
As we grant love leave

I, Lady Bird
trouble free cancer exam
on the way home
I acquire a diary

Minako Noma, 2011
Matsuyama, Japan

Tweeted by Haiku North America 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I'm not here for your
amusement; Oh FFS.
Go on, make it quick.


In Winter, it's hard
To recall a summer's warmth.
Old age forgets youth.

Judge The Poet

How poignant it is
A hoarder in denial
Says he can help you

Alison Lester
Black bard on the street
handing out hip hop lyrics
busking poetry

Carol Ruth Kimmel

Monday, July 27, 2015

Long slow desire
The flesh is willing, unfolds
Old habits die hard

Ian Row

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Today's horoscope
A lifespan, life's plan, threatened
What if I said 'no'?

Ian Row
drought tolerant plants
gifts for an estranged mother
zero maintenance

Ian Row

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Born a GMO
Natural like polyester
Innocent apples

Half Good Haiku

Friday, July 24, 2015

Exhausted by work
Crashing on  Friday night.
Restore me weekend!

Kenton Penley Miller

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Charity chocolate

charity chocolate
only one box, only because I
thought he could be God

Ian Row

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What made her different 
Is that she arrived as one
And not as many


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ice cream disaster
An oil spill of French Vanilla
No complaints from cat

Ian Row
hornets nests
All my nightmares
learning to fly

Reka Jellema
Umpty-ump years old
and I still find myself just
a work of progress

Carol Ruth Kimmel

Monday, July 20, 2015

broken door bells
hidden behind each door
broken lives

Haiku Moments

Saturday, July 18, 2015

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

Jeff Patterson

Friday, July 17, 2015

I dreamt of sunshine,
but woke to the sound of rain.
Can I dream all day?

Chris Gill

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Smokers hunched over
Their cigarettes in the hope
Their ends will warm them

Kenton Penley Miller

Between where you are
and where you need to be
one dangerous step

Chris Gill

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Japanese books of all kinds

Carol Ruth Kimmel

for Leah, William Schoen, Laura and Dwight

Monday, July 13, 2015

Shadows make more legs
on non web-spinning spiders
claiming her new house

Carol Ruth Kimmel

for Linda Rogers

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Words with friends

Words with friends
I smell a word generator
Silence with friends

Ian Row

Saturday, July 11, 2015


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

Ian Row

Friday, July 10, 2015

dementia unit
the old therapy dog
remembers everyone

Joan Prefontaine 

Thursday, July 09, 2015

My niece sleeps like she's
Halfway through a discus throw
Or figure skating

Alison Lester

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

empty frames hanging
family history gone
staring - ugly walls

Mandy Bontius @AylaMey
After all
this time -

Ian Row
I dream of father
We're hanging a framed picture
So much space to fill

Ian Row

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

you are no longer
the source of my happiness
and unhappiness

Dawn Mok

A haiku for Dawn Fraser

well well well
why don't you tell us
what you really feel

Ian Row

Monday, July 06, 2015

platform number one
'stand behind the yellow line'
a couple suck face

Ian Row

Calendar haiku: July 2015

Through the town
a little stream is flowing - 
willow branches hanging down

Shiki (1867 - 1902)

Artwork: Benkei Bridge, 1940
by Yoshida Toshi (1911 - 1995)

Saturday, July 04, 2015

walking down the street
last night I saw a fox
using the crosswalk

And then we were 9!

Happy Birthday to us and thank you heaps to everyone who hot crossed for us over the last 12 months. Here's the blogroll for 2014/2015:

Alison Lester
Anna Grace
Anna Hyland
Carol D'Cruz
CRK/Carol Ruth Kimmel
Cesca Alice
Charlie (the cat)
Chris Gill
Dawn Mok
Douglas Martin
Grant Lee Phillips
Ian Row
James Sutekh
Jeff Patterson
Jenny Morris
Jim McKay
KPM/Kenton Penley Miller
Leah Billeam
Mary K Witte
Michael Leunig
Michael Stipe
Natsume Soseki
Ramon Loyola
Rick Roth
Sarah Rae
Sharon Lee
Tom Gilroy
Virginia Gay
William Schoen

Friday, July 03, 2015

and then some days with
out any clear reasons why
it's just easier

Ian Row

Thursday, July 02, 2015

When deciding to
play the game it is best to
first consider the prize

Ian Row
On the opposite
ends of the tram. Did you 
see me not see you?

Ian Row

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Shopping mall busker
in his bed, his curled up dog
Harmony vocal

Ian Row