Haiku 04Fujisanages with the seasonsWhite hair in winterf.11:00:00/091231
Haiku 03A distant town,outlines in the fogon the painter's canvas.f.12:52:07/080913
Haiku 02Island of poppiesin the field of wheat.Farmer's seal.f.10:15:40/120505
At the Turn of the Year澄んだ空碧い湖深みけりsunda sora aoi mizuumi fukami kericlear skydeepensthe blue lake.日から日へ相対論の年終わるhi kara hi e soutairon no toshi owaruday after day about the theory of Relativity,a year approaches its end.バス停やどんどん廻る腕時計basu tei ya dondon mawaｒu udedokeithe bus stop-wrist watch whirls in a haste人形のつやをかぶせるほこりかなningyou no tsuya wo kabuseru hokori kanacovering the gloss on the doll-dust.obscuring the glory of a puppet-empty praises.掃除機で埃も猫も駆けにけりsoujiki de hokori mo neko mo kake ni kerithe vacuum cleaner-chased away the dust
Behind the EyepatchBehind the Eyepatch:A simple eyepatchWorn to hide deformityBecomes its symbol-Chen Yuan Wen, 30th May 2012
for Stephenblackened jack boots grinding to dust cherry blossoms The Holocaust still burying the innocent
LifeLife is quite simple,but we humans insist oncomplicating it.
Waiting HaikuHow long I wonderUntil the mask becomes realAnd I can forget
Katuatagoing out with herwas like World War One, exceptit was over by Christmas
an augury of tearsyour love is the windon water. mine heaves deeperthan cruel riptide.
A talk with Dad about his cancerI put my trust in the pilot,the man in the cockpitto get me home.With closed eyes he adds,I can live with that.
December 24th 2015 (The Light)Hold tight to the flameShow no concern for the burnMake it part of youEnshrine it inside your heartAnd feed it with every beatThe night is so longAnd the darkness, it surroundsOur small fragile selvesAnd though it may snap and snarlYou are so much more than itHold the fire in youAnd make yourself the light
Haiku 01The spring rainmakes the town beautiful.All the tourists are gone.f.00:22:15/120505