Strands of Haiku

strands of spider web
I’m short enough to walk underneath
the sticky trap



Sorry my post is late today. Both my husband and I have not been feeling well lately. But our son’s school year got off to a great start, and that makes this momma happy.

bag worm webbing,bag worms,sunlight through web,spider webs,


Haiku in the Pond

does the turtle
appreciate his view
art museum pond


The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has a pond that surrounds most of the building, and when you look out of the glass, you can see turtles in the pond. During my recent visit, I wondered if the turtles ever spent any time looking in. They would get to look at some of the best art in America if they did. By the way, entry is free at this museum, and it is well worth the drive if you live anywhere close. (This is not a picture of that pond, but a picture that I had.)

green pond

August Haiku

fog,trees in fall,autumn tree,fog clouded morn,

August morning
rainwater in my tea
can’t complain


We always need more rain in August. How is your week starting out?

The tags that I add to a post will give you hints about the poem if you have trouble deciphering my meaning. If you like the poem you’re reading, you can click on a description at the top of a post and see other poems like it.

Where Basho got his ideas.

short iris,new iris,iris leaves,iris' leaf,

rabbit-ear iris
it gives me an idea
for a poem


Basho took most of his inspiration from nature. I try to always use nature when writing a haiku, but I use nature in many of my poems, no matter what form they are. How often does nature show up in your poems?

Grandfather Haiku

evening moon,full moon,

grandfather moon
wandering into the day
when he should be home



So this haiku is sad, but we need to capture the sad moments of life as well. Do you try to capture moments when you write?

Symbiosis Haiku

my plants and I
drink from the same cup
inside symbiosis



Here is a random haiku for you. I hope to share a haiku each day this week. Check back to see if I get it done.

rose moss,pink moss,white rose moss,blooming flowers,

A Haiku on Climate Change

full snow moon
but still a grassy yard
climate change kills fun

Feb 10 2017


I said that I would share more random haiku with you, so here you go.

nelson atkins art museum,tree art,metal art,art piece,

When Planting Basho


when planting one
handle it like a baby
wild cherry tree


I think I will start making these posts on Thursdays super short – as in just the poem and a picture. I really want to share Basho with you, and I want to post twice a week, but life never slows down when you are a parent so my posts will have to be short.

baby sucking bottle

Clouded Haiku


moon during the day,full moon in daytime,


bright white moon
covered by gray clouds
a death clouds my week




I’m actually having a good week, I just wanted to share this haiku. Sorry it’s a day late, baseball season is in full swing and I am loving it.

Screaming Senryu

violets,5 o'clock flower,dual colored flower,di-colored flowers,purple and yellow flower,

screaming fax machine
she has a noble job but
tires of making copies

  July 18, 2016


Was it the fax machine screaming, or I? I forget.

This is your weekly haiku, I try to share originals every week. 

Haiku Laid Bare

panda bear,zoo animal,asleep,

bare feet on the deck
business pants getting caught underfoot
end of the day

July 18, 2016


I will go ahead and share my work haiku and get it out of the way. It will be meaningful to someone, probably. I am a stay at home mom again, and I am enjoying it, so I feel disconnected from these poems now.

May is an extremely busy month for me every year, and as most of you know I usually throw up posts in a hurry and read your comments when I can. Just remember, I’m not going anywhere, I’m just busy.

Baboon Lessons

to be brave enough
to bite a crocodile
baboon lessons


I hope you all have a great week with no biting needed, but if there is, be as brave as the crazy mommy baboon I saw on tv! A croc came for her baby and she fought back and saved her infant. Be strong mommas!