jornales

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

first snow (haiga at NTFG)

first snow
still we find
the gaps


Notes From The Gean, Volume 3, Issue 3, December 2011

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January 30, 2012 Posted by | haiga, poetry | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ebbtide (not quite haiga)

 

ebbtide

often too burdened

to get back

haiku: alegria imperial

photo: eleanor angeles

January 19, 2012 Posted by | haiga, haiku, poetry, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

blue notes (haibun)

 

 

Another grey day has fallen as a pall on the new calendar as if what makes a difference really doesn’t. Only the ticking clock and the distant squawking of a crow or better yet, complaint, as well as the deep sigh of engines passing by tell the trudge goes on. I look on the cypress with a creeping sense of sorrow. The deep cold has darkened its twigs.  Gifts piled beside it now holiday debris. A black garbage bag rests folded in the bin. I gather the cards. The wishes slide off my fingers. A bag of pebbles waits to be planted on the vase. Like wishes that might take root, I would have to water them each day. But for now

blue notes waver under the lamp

 

January 10, 2012 Posted by | haibun, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

my voted haiku in ‘old calendar’ Sketchbook Nov-Dec kukai

old calendar 

unmarked laughter

on the torn pages

 (5th place)

wall calendar 

their wedding month

fifty years back

(8th place)

 

 

January 6, 2012 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

new year’s gift (from the dragon)

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu

(Happy New Year: the dragon enters)

January 2, 2012 Posted by | haiga, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment