jornales

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

conversations…a tanka duet

1.

we do try
to strain storm dregs
untying
old selves on a wire mesh
in bus conversations

2.

leaf orange boy
leaning on his elbow
point by point
on Confucius with dad
knee-high in fall

posted at Tanka Poets in Site (facebook)

November 6, 2014 Posted by | poetry, tanka | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

winter solstice (First Place, December 2012 Shiki kukai, kigo category)

My haiku for the kigo category in the December Shiki kukai won First Place, my 2nd in this kukai. Here it is:

winter solstice
the widow tightens
her braids

(0,10,9) = 29 pts
**Very picturesque and melancholy

Thanks to all who voted and to the kind poet who made a comment.

In the free format category where Cara’s (Cara Holman) haiku won 2nd place, my haiku

on the prompt ‘departing’ gained only 3 pts. Here it is:

a leaf
races in the wind
after him

Thanks, too, for the votes.

December 31, 2012 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

leaf in the garden (la hoja en el jardin)

leaf in the garden

only the wind can lift it up

or leave it to its fate

la hoja en el jardin

solamente el viento lo puede levantar

o seguira en su destino

Translation with the help of Rosy Dunnings (traduccion con ayuda de Rosy Dunnings)

October 9, 2010 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , | 2 Comments