January 26, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

Yesterday was the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which this year is the Year of the Rat. Below is a postcard that I created for both the calendar and lunar New Year's celebrations. It also marks the 11th year I've created a postcard for the Nengajo, a tradition in Japan where people send special postcards friends and family to arrive on January 1. I sent this postcard to the participants in a postacrd exchange arranged by Jone MacCulloch--I apologize for missing both the calendar and lunar New Year dates!

Next year will be the Year of the Ox and will complete the twelve-year cycle of Chinese Zodiac animals.

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Text:

first morning
tiny footprints through
the glitter

January 21, 2020

Haiku Sticky #534


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Text:

January cold
the cracks in her fingers
begin to bleed

January 19, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!


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Text:

a missed
chiropractic appointment
are these new pains real?

January 14, 2020

Haiku Sticky #533


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Text:

trash can slides
to its place at the curb
winter morning

January 12, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!


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Text:

winter sun
those without experience
fooled by its gold

January 7, 2020

Haiku Sticky #532


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Text:

January 6
the unseemly end
to last year's last fly

January 5, 2020

Happy Haiga Day!

This is one of those poems that has me scratching my head--is it a haiku (about nature) or a senryu (about human nature)? I guess it's up to the reader.


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Text:

without a doubt
I'll be made to look the fool
...January thaw