Tag Archives: 俳句

Poetry Is My Balm

Many of the haiku and other poems in Short Verses & Other Curses were written as a therapeutic balm in response to my cancer. I don’t know why or how I survived all that nonsense but I suspect writing the … Continue reading

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Haiku, Senryū, and the Subtleties In Their Similarities and Differences

If I had a bit more courage and a lot more scholarship, I would have discussed the similarities and differences between a haiku poem and a senryū poem in the introduction of my newly released book of poetry Short Verses … Continue reading

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Short Verses & Other Curses – Promotional Giveaway Until 12/26/15

Get your promotional edition here. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: I began focusing much of my poetry writing on the Japanese poetic forms of haiku, senryū, and tanka at the beginning of 2012 as a therapeutic effort when finding myself in the … Continue reading

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Restrictive We

restricted we are not by laws or by limits but by self alone    

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The Ark of the Moon

the ocean of sky is sailed by such lovely arks lo! the moon embarks    

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Memories Obscured

distance redefines impressions fade over time beauty lingers on    

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Desire of the Moon

even sans the source it emits a knowing glow let the ego go    

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