Hokku

2022.05.01
Oxford, near the Bodlian.
Spring
Passers bye ebb and flow ,
Masked in a thousand faces ;
The bell strikes three!

2022.04.28
Oxford
Spring
How vain our English Sun--
Trying hard to be seen,
Through those English clouds.

2022.04.20
Oxford, UK
Spring
Why work?
When I have only to lie down -—
and soak up the sun's rays ,
for the birds to sing my praise.

2022.04.15
Oxford, UK
Spring
The dawn sky --
Deep shades of blue;
Behind the dark outline ,
Of a crooked tree.

2022.04.15
Oxford, UK
Spring
Coming out of their torpor ,
The birds are excited to be with me ——
Among the living.

2022.04.10
3626 Clark street aka Sneha's house, Montreal
Spring
Drinking from a piece of litter?
My friend the sparrow——
is not high strung ;
A cool spring day.

2022.04.07
Montreal, Mont-Royale
Spring
Softly the rain sounds ;
Steeped in darkness and murky water ,
Jagged tree-stems.

2022.03.06
Montreal, 3488 De Bouillon
Spring
Snow has yet to melt ;
But the brave chickidee -—
Anounces Spring.

2021.11.28
Columbae, Stanford, California
Autumn
Little robin pecks the ground ;
Two friends pass by,
On one bicycle.

2021.11.28
Columbae, Stanford, California
Autumn
Under the blue sky ,
Stooping, she takes a picture --
Of a red leaf.

2021.11.28
Columbae, Stanford, California
Autumn
Old oak ;
Traversing the tightrope --
The great robin!

2021.11.29
Columbae, Stanford
Autumn
A golden tree ,
And a man with a long shaddow --
Sitting beneath it.

2021.11.20
Incepto, San Fransisco
Autumn
Warm yellow lights ,
And the welcoming sound --
Of running water.

2021.10.26
San Fransisco, top room, Genesis 815 Oak street
Autumn
Grey skys are dim
City lights turn on ;
The crows are long gone.

2021.09.26
Montreal Plateau rue Clark
Autumn
Flies are circling --
Around a cold street-light ;
Autumn dawn.

2021.09.10
Avignon, France
Summer
Summer evening ;
Through the open window--
French chatter.

2021.09.01
Bruxelles, Belgique
Autumn
Wooden table,
standing perfectly still ;
The caw of a crow.

2021.09.01
unknown
Autumn
Late summer breeze ;
The leaves are still clinging
To their branches.

2021.06.12
Cloud Forest
summer
Cricket chirping --
beside the flowing stream.
It's golden hour.

2021.06.12
Cloud Forest, Ecuador
summer
The sound of the river,
My foot rocks us gently.
Little dog sits down.

2021.06.07
Quito, Ecuador
summer
Bird circling,
under the bright cirrus cloud --
So wide. So deep.

2021.05.28
Quito, Ecuador
spring
Vultures soaring --
under distant white clouds ;
The hummingbird sings on.

2021.05.22
Kilotoa, Ecuador
spring
Evening fog ;
We cannot see the dog bark --
In the valley.

2021.05.14
Quito
spring
A man lying down ;
The tree's shadow is recast --
As the sun comes out.

2021.05.14
Quito
spring
Constant chirping
Above the gentle striders ;
The cool spring air.

2021.05.08
Miami
spring
A passing car --
Every hour or so ;
Senior neighbourhood.

2021.05.07
USA
spring
The crowded beach ;
toiling under a shell --
Little crab!