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

spark by spark (haiku with image, another tribute to Svetlana’s spirit)

Perennis Amour

autumn sun
dripping on roses
spark by spark

Another tribute to Svetlana Marisova who won first place in the 9th (2011) Shiki Kukai ‘Poets’ Choice’ kigo section. Svetlana passed away at age 21 recently. She’s greatly missed by those who love her haiku. I read them daily at the NaHaiWriMo facebook site where she interacted with most of us who posted along with her.

(The image is a bronze sculpture by Harriet W Frismuth, 1923, given by Mrs. Walter Crawford in 1937 for the Arbor and Trellis of the The Cranford Rose Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, NY, titled Roses of Yesterday. I’ve taken the caption from a text on the clock face the figure cradles on her left arm.)


October 23, 2011 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

‘fallen leaf’ for Svetlana(haiga3 for 19 Planets Art Blog challenge)

'fallen leaf' haiga 3 with clip art on Microsoft Publisher

fallen leaf
curls into its own
emptied self

Tribute to NaHaiWriMo friend, beautiful soul, Svetlana Marisova, whose death at 21 swathed me in heavy sadness today, this haiga is also posted for Rick Daddario’s haiga-a-day challenge at 19 Planets Art Blog, composed on Microsoft Publisher with clip art.

September 9, 2011 Posted by | haiga, haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

his smile–(tribute to JH)

his smile—
too foggy to find
among well-wishers

One of five (and one of two not included) I submitted to Margaret for her call to send haiku posted today as “All Souls Tributes”, a small collection to treasure. Click on haikudoodle in the blogroll.

October 31, 2010 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , | 6 Comments

leaves crackling (tribute to Mama)

leaves crackling–
in her grave tiny hands sweep
leavings of sparrows

October 30, 2010 Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment