Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Facebook friend dies
Someone I have never met
Superficial guilt

Ian Row

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How about this
Bigger than the one at home
Red brings out my eyes

golden days like these
glow with possibility
catch my reflection

Ian Row

Monday, January 26, 2015

Peta's been busy
Tony's script passes muster
The head, not the heart

Ian Row

Short-term Moon

'Wednesdays free waxing'
Saturdays for shining bright
Waning on Sundays

Carol Ruth Kimmel
Icing on the cake
Space enough but not for you
A country flip flops

Ian Row

Friday, January 23, 2015

'Do not feed the birds'
Train station's a halfway house
for wayward seagulls

Ian Row

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My black eyeliner
Highlights my eyelid wrinkles
That's the end of that

Alison Lester

Saturday, January 17, 2015

'recurring dreams' nightmare
lingers long after the credits
the plot rethickens

Ian Row
What are you doing?
No, I don't want to cuddle.
Put some clothes on, please.


Fleece blanket or cat
Static electricity
Stay away from me

Ian Row
Stall hands shout prices
Bustling, bargaining shoppers
Humanity thrives.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

dual view desktop
the size of Manhattan
two fields of vision

Jenny Morris & Ian Row

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The bitumen road
Pieces of broken mirror
The big sky, shattered

Ian Row

Saturday, January 10, 2015

From my passing train
I see two random friends hug.
A glimpse of their joy.


Thursday, January 08, 2015

She talks to herself
Tries to shake some sense of it
So close then she slips

Ian Row

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

could you park your
mid-life crisis somewhere else?
this spot's taken

Dawn Mok
sweaty train ride home
already behind schedule
feels even longer

Ian Row

Monday, January 05, 2015

A wind-bell tinkling,
hushed in the noon sun is now
a shelter for bees


From Haiku Harvest (1967) p27
The constant buzz of
Highway noise and ceiling fans
Singapore lament

Alison Lester

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Calendar haiku: January 2015

The old year goes away - 
and the things it takes along,
what and what are they?

Soin (1605 - 1682)
Playing Battledore and Shuttlecock (1953) by
Shimura Tatsumi (1907 - 1980)