fingernail moon

I lose a bit more

of my mother


Failed Haiku

February 2016



Night Fall




when darkness falls 

and there is no light to guide us,

we must try to become the light…

with words or with silent presence,

embracing one another,

in the bleakness of night

 let us feel our way,

 to the dawn of compassion. 


Recuerda Mi Corazon – Haiku My Heart

Rest in Peace , Joe

St Joseph the Protector

The Holy Family


I ‘met’ Joe Spado aka Spadoman at Haiku My Heart one Friday  last year and have been deeply moved by his writing and his stories ever since.  He always had an encouraging word to brighten my day whenever he visited my blog.  I rejoiced with him when he took his last bike trip and mourned with him when he gave up riding. I loved his sense of humor!

Always, I felt more peaceful after a visit to his blog or after reading his comments on mine.   I was saddened to read that he had passed away suddenly yesterday.  I am sharing this, one of my favorite images of Mary in his honor.

 Peace be with you, Joe, and with your family.

For  Recuerda Mi Corazon – A Virgin a Day



Haibun for HH and Leo

A certain shy poet was wandering around the internet one August afternoon in 2012. She stumbles into Haiku Heights and decides to give haiku a whirl.  She composes  a three line poem and nervously posts it with all the  ‘real’ poets at Haiku Heights.  Shortly after, September arrived along with the invitation to write a haiku everyday for a month.  The prompts were stimulating, the other poets were encouraging and an addiction was born!

 The muse at Haiku Heights, whose pen name is Leo and whose real name is Vinay Ravindranath also blogs at I Rhyme Without Reason. He has  indefatigably stimulated an international band of writers with weekly prompts for several years now. In April and September he  hosted a marathon of daily prompts. It has been quite a fun ride!

 I am sad to see this wonderful weekly haiku party come to an end but I wish you well, Leo.  Thank you for turning me on to haiku!


in late autumn
the crickets are silent –
a sudden sadness

©2013 Wabi Sabi

For the final prompt at Haiku Heights – ‘thanks’