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Archive for the month “October, 2016”

Two in German

ein Trick . . .
die alte Katze
kennt ihn noch

one trick . . .
the old cat
still knows how

auf dem Dachboden
eine antike Waage
wiegt Staub

in the attic
an antique scale
weighing dust

Published in (and translated by) the German/English e-zine Chrysanthemum, issue 20, on 10/25/16.

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Old journal

old journal . . .

turning the pages


Published in Acorn, fall 2016.

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Two in French

matin de brouillard . . .
flamboyant avec le Celastre
le mur du cimetière

foggy morning . . .
blazing with bittersweet
the cemetery wall

nuages plombés . . .
la manière dont les arbres nus
le supportent

leaden clouds . . .
the way the bare trees
support them

Published in the French/English haiku database Temps Libres (, October 2016. Translation by Serge Tomé.

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Two on autumn

so thick

the velvet moss

tumbledown wall


stubble field . . .

among the furrows


Published in Haiku Presence, October 2016.

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Issa: he circles his rice field

Old Pond Comics


he circles his rice field

an open fan tucked


-– A haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, illustrated by Old Pond Comics

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Haiku for September 22, 2016

season of change . . .

leaf by golden leaf

the sweet gum

Something rather extraordinary on an otherwise ordinary day . . .  :- )

Published in Brass Bell: A Haiku Journal (, 10/1/16.

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