Friday, April 29, 2016

Dinner is cooking
The last of the Chicken Kiev
But we'd have to share


Image by Ian Row

writer's block -
the pond empty
of its ducks

Sage Stone

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Son on his shoulders
I think of dad but fail to
retrieve a memory

Ian Row

Image by Ian Row

Side effects

There is just one thing
That will truly murder me:


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Generic sunset
Beauty in the everyday
Only if you look

Ian Row

Image by Ian Row

I am a nice guy
I just don't have any friends
I can take with me

Teague Soderman

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rosy light at dusk
cloudy towers glowing red
April storms approach

Carol Ruth Kimmel
An older couple
in the sun, on a park bench
doing the crosswords

Ian Row

When I see bald men
I can feel my hair tremble
At possible fate.

Kenton Penley Miller

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Boiling water
A simple cup of coffee
A science experiment

Ian Row

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Korean BBQ?
Takeaway bulgogi for me?
You selfish prick


Image by Ian Row

The long story short

silent accord
between heaven and earth

Dawn Mok

Image by Dawn Mok

Friday, April 22, 2016

The long weekend calls
With promises of freedom
Naps, laughs, friends and fun

Kenton Penley Miller
Prince was just a name
Until I saw him play live;
I'll see him again...

Teague Soderman

Thursday, April 21, 2016

spare change for busker
old man, chinese violin
songs about change

Ian Row
Overheard on train
The Mrs gives instructions 
to her right hand man

Ian Row

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

There is no shame in paste
Tom yum nom nom nom yum yum
I made it myself

Ian Row

Image by Ian Row


By Mendicant, Pey and Mark @MarkFowlerJones

Screen capture from @MarkFowlerJones

at night again,
counting the watermelons...
idle scarecrow

Katayun Amuzgar
as found on @myersgene

Monday, April 18, 2016

sticker for your invisible

Ian Row

Sunday, April 17, 2016

In the night time sky
a cloud the shape of Java
And then it was gone

Ian Row
Hibiscus flower -
The tremble of her sleeve
In the ocean breeze

My Name is (Prints)

Image from @diasporter

in my borrowed tongue
plum blossoms

Chen-ou Lio

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Telstra's epic fail
Not the fear of God but the
fear of Catholics

Ian Row
The longest goodbye
The teasing is the pleasing
Never let you go

Ian Row

Monday, April 11, 2016

Public transport haiku

Looking in my eyes
Lips, as if about to kiss
Public transport crush

Kenton Penley Miller

Hanging on a strap
Swaying madly back and forth
Bedroom dream of bus

Chris Gill

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Plants in my backyard
watered in my underwear
Life's little freedoms

Ian Row
The Sycamore sheds
an apology of leaves
the brick path obscured

Ian Row
Image by Ian Row

Image by Ian Row
of heaven
the rush to climb the stairs

Rather than flowers
There are dumplings at the place
Geese fly home to

Translation by Carol Ruth Kimmel 
of a haiku by Matsunaga Teitoku (1571-1673)

Thursday, April 07, 2016

walking home, looking
over my shoulder, the night
makes fools of blind spots

Ian Row

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Homeless man, dry
under the cover of the stage
the wet public park

Ian Row
A shoebox for sale
The skylight, a concession
A lack of windows

Ian Row

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Man cleavage
on tank topped passenger
Can't stop looking

Ian Row
Rush hours
Beards, beards everywhere
Brush hour

Ian Row

Monday, April 04, 2016

The 8.26
is make or break when getting
in to work on time

Ian Row

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Daylight savings rocks!
Extra hour of cuddles.
Seven in cat time.


Image by Ian Row