for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.


It’s been a long time since I earned a ‘jornal’. For this first haiku moment in weeks I give myself $500 because of its element of surprise. It swept me on my quite walk this afternoon at Fraser River Park close to where I live. I hope you agree with me.

sudden snowstorm

on a late spring walk–

but cottonwood blooms


June 21, 2009 - Posted by | haiku | ,


  1. I’m not sure I get your “jornals”, but I’m truly impressed by your haiku. You possess an innate understanding of the haiku nature.

    I’m going to try to send some readers your way. You really deserve some.


    Comment by upinvermont | June 26, 2009 | Reply

    • Thank you, Patrick. Your kind words are salve for my often pained spirit. I’m amazed myself how these haiku moments wing by, and then distill the world I hardly can focus on.

      My “jornales”? These are what I “pay” myself like a “wage”, which “jornal” means, a daily wage. Mere numbers I haven’t added up but might make me a millionaire in spirit someday!

      I can’t thank you enough for liking my haiku.


      Comment by alee9 | June 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. Your haiku are beautiful.

    Comment by upinvermont | June 27, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks again. I’ll be more attentive to haiku moments from hereon. That’s a promise.

      Comment by alee9 | June 27, 2009 | Reply

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