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.

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!