Summer Night Haiku

moon slowly enters
giving our family
a long summer night


Are you enjoying the summer nights with your family?

heart shaped moon,blurred photo,nighttime photography,night time shoot,full moon,

The moon blurred into a heart when I took the photo.


Couch Senryu


towels on the floor
an explosion of color
I lay on the couch

Some days it is really hard to get off of the couch. Even when the chores are piling up. I did not look as fabulous as this Turkish gentleman when I wrote this poem. This painting hangs at the Nelson-Atkins Gallery.

summertime laughter

plastic bat and ball

ball hidden in grass

little boys plain to see

summertime laughter



There are few things greater than watching my son play baseball with the neighborhood kids.

What outside things did you do with your kids this summer?

This Green Peach


this green peach

awed and humbled by the

ancient master

I am just taken aback when I read Basho’s haiku.

If you like haiku and haven’t taken the time to seek out a collection of his poetry, you are really missing out.
What has humbled you lately?

I did it.

Well, I did it.  I took the time and I made a blog.  I hope that people like what they find here.  Whether you are amused, appalled, left in wonderment or tears, I hope you take the time to look around.  I have varied tastes and you might just find something you like.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter. I re-tweet things that I think are worthy of thinking about. I tweet about 10 times a day. I am a big SouthLAnd fan and I tweet about other television shows (In Plain Sight, Necessary Roughness, Criminal Minds and many more) as well as worthy causes like End the Backlog.

I plan to put up one new poem a week for the rest of this blog’s existence.  I will be adding links to other poetry sites and blogs that I think are worthy of your reading time.