Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry.
The poems are limited to 3 lines and 17 syllables.

5 on the first line,
7 on the second line,
and 5 on the third.

I try to write one Haiku everyday.
Most days I fail, but some days inspiration strikes.
Sometimes it gushes for days at a time.
You can never tell when something will touch your heart.

Thanks for spending a moment reading
Haiku from the Heart.

I hope you'll be back to read my words.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sands of Time

End of one more year.
Holding on to memories
of Twenty O' Nine.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

From the Heart...

Inspiration strikes.
Syllables rain down. Haiku,
bountiful harvest.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

In the Current...

Pinned down, overwhelmed,
then suddenly flying free.
Ceaseless flow of life.

Friday, December 4, 2009


It rains steadily.
Wonder why, it does not fill
my upside down pot.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


On my knees again,
pulling weeds in my backyard.
Longing for Winter

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hey, Want Some Food?

Hot day, homeless man
His profound gratitude just
makes me want to cry.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Where is Home?

Leaving home to go
home. Like rain drops from clouds to
earth. The expat's life.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Thousand Words...

Can a picture do
justice to the grandeur of
nature? Wild Flowers.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I Love You Sis...

They stood far apart
Hugging themselves, pretending
to hug each other.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Glow Sticks

Icicles glisten,
reflecting the pale moonlight.
Bright fingers of ice.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Looking to the sky

My Haiku blog is
awaiting inspiration.
Like parched fields in drought.


The Sun streaks through clouds,
lighting up distant mountains.
Nature's majesty.

Friday, March 6, 2009


The piano plays.
Music rains down on me like
a monsoon shower.

Friday, February 27, 2009


Strangers parting ways
on a busy street corner.
Will they meet again?

Can't Pick

Forced to choose between
bad and worse, better and fair.
Life, such hard choices.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Tall mounds of fresh snow
melt slowly but get dirty.
Corruption of clout.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Really, I'm Not Kidding

"It is raining here!"
"On that side of the street? Nah.
I don't believe you!"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Close to the Heart

What can make us sad?
Loss, pain, want, snub, or rebuke
of those we hold dear.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Small World

Making a new life
on the other side of earth.
What drives us so far?

Sure It Does

Hard work pays off. Sure!
Ignore what the skeptics say,
I can vouch for this.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bring It On

Solving tough problems.
Exhausting but fulfilling.
I love the challenge!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Diminishing Returns

Working late again.
Tomorrow I'll be tired.
Should I have stayed home?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Like Magic

Another long day
I'm exhausted. But my kids'
laughter revives me.

Monday, February 16, 2009

When You Had the Opportunity

The mistakes that you
will regret the most are those
that you did not make...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

False Security?

Moonlit night. Silence.
Then, a neighborhood dog barks.
Night in the suburbs.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

My Sweetheart, Kids, Love,
Oh,what more could I ask for
on Valentine's Day.

Above All

Ah! My beloved,
there are the sun, moon, and stars.
And then there is you.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

From the Heart

Expressing feelings
in seventeen syllables.
The joy of Haiku.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sorry, I Forgot to Call

Pay close attention,
because life will sneak past you
while you are busy.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crushing Burdens

A dark moonless night.
Heavy snowfall burdens life
like stress, pain, or grief.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Few More Weeks

The wind blows all night.
Tomorrow it will bring snow.
Winter is still here.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


She works hard each day.
Always makes her parents proud.
My dearest daughter.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

One percent...

Writing poetry,
the inspiration takes time.
The rest is easy.

Friday, February 6, 2009

But what if...

Do unto others
like you would have done to you?
They might not want that!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Daddy, how does Dragon taste?

Last night in her dream,
she cooked and ate a Dragon.
Tasted like chicken!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Water = Life

Summer evening.
Stifling heat slows everything.
Sprinklers make kids run.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Icicles reach down
Using snow banks and noon's heat.
At night they pause, rest.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Growing Up

Ageing leaves hold tight.
Separation anxiety.
But soon they will leave.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Look Out Above! (3)

When trees are laden
with unpicked, rotting old fruit,
don't stand under them!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Look Out Above! (2)

When trees are laden
with many a bird at dusk,
don't stand under them.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Look Out Above!

When trees are laden
by snow fall for many days,
don't stand under them.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Road Trip

Singing silly rhymes,
for my kids, many-a-times,
makes long drives feel short.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Never Knew

Solitary bard,
Finds poets all around him.
Wow! What a surprise.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


The smell of fresh toast,
made my mouth water today.
Life's simple pleasures.

Monday, January 26, 2009

North Winds

Cold, biting winds blow.
Brown leaves swirl around tree trunks.
Winter is coming.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Hills

Snow falls steadily.
Hills become a fresh canvas
for kids with bright sleds.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Koi swim silently,
White and Pink Lotuses bloom.
Sacred pool. Clear sky.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Driving home at night.
Radio plays, wipers dance.
Rain and Jazz mix well.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Frogs croak, crickets chirp.
Silent predators stalk prey.
Night in the Jungle.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Dew drops on grass blades.
Shimmering, fleeting, morning
diamonds. Lost if touched.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On the Apricot Tree

White blossoms of spring,
Tiny green leaves follow soon,
Impatient Nature.


Blazing red leaves turn.
Heralding Autumn days gray,
cold, short, bare. Old Age.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Rain, quenching parched fields,
Giving life and taking it,
Floods wash away homes.

Life on Hold

The snow melts slowly,
The afternoon sun burns bright,
Bare trees long for spring.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

What is Haiku?

5 on the first line,
7 on the second line,
and 5 on the third.