Category Archives: haiku

the damas trees of sitteen

the damas trees of sitteen  green conocarpus dinosaurs lined up in mid island of sitteen silent witnesses to the flow of red-tailed worms this side of the world and yellow-headed creepers on the other side of evening traffic. lancifolius roots … Continue reading

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windows are made for breathing

windows are made for breathing even when they’re closed they get more respect than doors that divide when shut or disquiet when open and windows are made for catching the world beyond they don’t wait for doors to let in … Continue reading

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Peculiar 5-7-5s and their imaginings

The book project I mentioned previously (in The Lives Words Live) is taking shape slowly but surely. In this post, I share some aspects of the development process between Zee and me. Since Zee is illustrating from his base in … Continue reading

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inamorata

today i was told: shampoo is okay to use, conditioner not. graven inamorata half-sung by runt and his duck. © SSJ 2017 Author’s Note: News headlines these days are depressing, among other things: about the devastating deluge in swaths of … Continue reading

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the lives words live

a handful of words conjures imagination stirs a world to life. © SSJ 2017 Author’s Note: Peculiar 5-7-5s And Other Imaginings A haiku or a senryu, or less formally, a poem with a 5-7-5 syllabic construct, while being thrifty with … Continue reading

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Elemental Haiku

While everyone is out there exploring the elements with their cameras, we take a break from posting original work for a fun weekend with the elemental table (or more properly called the Periodic Table of Elements), where even the elements … Continue reading

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walking on sand & sea

walking on sand and sea how can i mark time with my footprints in the sand beneath glassy sea? © ssj 2017 Author’s note:  In the above photo, the texture of the clear sea on sand may seem hard, rough and … Continue reading

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