Monday, December 20, 2010

Lazy Sunday

beneath his blanket
beneath his dog

Photo credit: daveynin, via flickr // CC BY 2.0

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Poems for National Punctuation Day®

Last September, I entered the National Punctuation Day® haiku contest at National Punctuation Day®. Contest entries were - you guessed it - haiku poems about punctuation.

I didn't place in the contest (congrats to all the winners!), so I thought I'd post my poems here:

Chasing ellipsis:
he kisses her ... one ... two ... three
times before she leaves.


Lost along the way,
she slows, grasping for the end,
nearly comma-tose.

Photo credit: Horia Varlan, via flickr // CC BY 2.0

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Under a goldenrod eye,
armies of cloud-men strut by
flanked by a blue damselfly
streamers of flags in the sky.

Note: This was my third attempt (the first two were hideously trite) at a tanaga, a four-line Filipino poetic form that traditionally had an A-A-A-A rhyme scheme and a syllable count of 7-7-7-7.

Photo credit: sahua d, via flickr //CC BY 2.0

Saturday, December 4, 2010

He is coming

thin tapers of wax
remind me of why I'm here:
light the Advent wreath

Photo credit: Mario Sormann, via flickr // CC BY 2.0