Notes & Whatnot

September 7, 2020


A song I wrote and recorded Labor Day weekend 2012 for all the working people of America and around the world.



 September 2, 2020

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Busy Bees

 
As I sit beneath a two-hundred-year-old oak, admiring a lily that will bloom for just one day, birds and time go flying by, but some things never change. I wonder if these stately trees merely suffer the gossip of buzzing bees, or do they savor the trending topics and flavors of the day.




busybodies
spreading gossip
they call it news 
Failed Haiku #57, September 2020




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August 22, 2020   


fading light—
in the spider’s web
a firefly
July Semifinalist 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest
    



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July 25, 2020         

sandlot heroes the roar of cicadas  
June Semifinalist 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest



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June 28, 2020        

after a mild winter
mushrooms sprouting
from the woodpile
     





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June 27, 2020        


mother’s day—
a bouquet of flowers
in sixty-four colors
May Semifinalist 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest





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May 14, 2020        





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April 8, 2020         





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March 28, 2020    


Cabin fever in New York, 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic


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March 2020 



 
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February 2020

New Year’s Day
a blanket of snow
covers our tracks
January Semifinalist 2020 Ito En Art of Haiku Contest




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February 19, 2020


the cat watches
a squirrel watching me
tap a tree




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February 4, 2020

even the cat
sleeps late
a cloudy day 




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January 27, 2020

bump ditty bump
ditty bump bump bump
banjo haiku




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January 17, 2020

my new laptop a '58 rocket


Hermes Rocket

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January 3, 2020

Congratulations!, Omedeto!  to all the winners of the 2019 Ito En Haiku Grand Prix.

dandelions
fill the little girl’s poem
with wonder


New York Seikatsu Press January 1, 2020


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January 1, 2020

Happy New Year!  


looking back
my twenty-twenty
hindsight


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December 13, 2019
Domo Arigato!


My wife and I attended the 2019 Ito En Art of Haiku Grand Prix awards ceremony at the Nippon Club in N.Y.C. where I received my third place award from Rona Tyson, Vice President of Ito En North America. Many thanks to the folks at Ito En, NewYork Seikatsu Press, and the Nippon Club for making the contest and wonderful awards ceremony possible.