Sawmill Haiku

January 28, 2013 § Leave a comment

  An ancient frog
in an ancient outhouse

– Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Ferlinghetti is my No. 1 Beat poet even when writing about No. 2.

Summer Haiku

June 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

  P o o l
P e o p l
  e   p l o p!
  C o o l.

– Edwin Morgan

Summer strikes. People plash. Basho nods. (Someone pees in pool.)


June 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

The world of dew
is the world of dew
and yet and yet–

– Kobayashi Issa

E. E. Cummings would later write that death is no parentheses. We wait, however, for what lies beyond life’s ellipses.

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