Wednesday, May 31, 2006

sunday school—
a rose petal
between gospels

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Monday, May 29, 2006

old burn barrel—
childhood initials
rusted over

Sunday, May 28, 2006

gun barrel
in the child's mouth—
toy aisle

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

i've been busy working on clouds peak.

anyway, fourth place in the shiki kukai:

long day-
the snake curled
in a rooster's shadow
(kigo entry)

old pea field—
the rusted bucket full
of grandpa's shadow
(free format entry)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

littered ditch—
the buzzard's beak deepens
into the rodent

Monday, May 08, 2006

the rooster
wakes the neighbors—
gunshot sound

Sunday, May 07, 2006

pellets spill—
bird feathers
float to the ground

Saturday, May 06, 2006

first summer rain
spring drains slowly
into the ditch

Friday, May 05, 2006

summer lightning . . .
.....Buddha smiles
..........from the neighbor's yard

Thursday, May 04, 2006

stagnant creek—
a cherry petal's faint
r..i...p.....p.......l..........e

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

utamaro painting
grandmother's face turns
bright red
hospital doors—
the heat enters
following each patient

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

wedding day—
the bride's face veiled
by henna-stained hands

Monday, May 01, 2006

spring passes—
a blind dog follows
the freshly mowed path