Monday, December 24, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

i'm itchy

oh my gosh i itch.
and itch and itch my dry skin!!!
winter must be here...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

parking lot nature film

crouching by windshield
hawk tears raw flesh ignoring
car's rightful owner.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

High Security Building

STOP. Show ID. Smile.
Now you are on record here;
you may go upstairs

lunch presentation
stranger walks in; does not eat
a stranger walks in?

how did she get here?
nobody knows who she is
sits biting her nails

shy to confront her
she might be from M-E-P
hoping for free lunch

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


leg still unsteady
physical therapy helps
drove my car today!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Blasting Walnuts

black walnuts falling
squirrels take aim at car windshield
direct hit cracks glass

falling black walnuts
scare buyers off; garage sale
makes only six bucks

good friends come over
commiserate with our plight
help eat the walnuts

Friday, October 5, 2007

right now

iphone in my hand

Glorious Silence

I slid out of bed
ages ago, drove through the
dark muck to my work

Dark offices greet
I sit at my quiet desk
No boss yet, haiku!

Soon the drones file
in like disgruntled ants at
some crappy picnic

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Ack! I'm so sorry.
Work, toddler, baby on way
silenced my haiku

None a good excuse
though true I must do better
my promise to you

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

where did you all go?

where did you all go?
no one blogs here anymore.
come back and blog please! :)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

new obssession

the cat doesn't know
we're laughing out loud. But pics
don't need to hear us.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

tired and happy heap of sleep

hotel room: three
boys, one girl all love music
booze and cigarettes

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Yippee! Tomorrow
Is No Nutrition Thursday!
Feast away, my friends!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


a wiry idea
Ohio icy

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

How To Stay Awake

how to stay awake
on long late night drives without
caffeine, write a haiku

Poor Wife

She slid on the ice
a purple cast to her leg
a shame she can't hike


Bumper Sticker says
Pray for Peace, so I ask you
Did you vote for Bush?


I drive Iowa
to Iona in my home
state of Ohio

Thursday, August 23, 2007

WTHS Appetizer

airport airport bus
taxi; Hockey Hall of Fame!
massage in hotel

EPIC meal...missed Ging
wine sushi lamb creme brulée
friends arriving soon!

Monday, August 20, 2007

spam love

please to remember
spam-ku are how I got started
counting syllables

and now some guy eats
spam for thirty days on end.
lovely salty pork!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

you have dandruff

gentle snow falling
on wood and green formica
of the reference desk.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

An ode

are the anti-kitchen so
no more purchases

Please my darling wife
the Pottery Barn is bad
good things are bought there

although they are nice
they eat up kitchen money
here we go again


this did not work the
way that blogspot intended
i will try again

a wish for wings that

an ocean away
is a simple thing with which
to blog from afar

a test to this blog

a test to this blog
here now we see if nature
can redirect a blog

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I write to priase haikus / It's not that they are easy / But that I am hard

Some friends discussed poems
Alliteration? Couplet?
English Lit was tough!

I struggled with words
Sounded like a dork on drugs
Why was it so hard?

I like my haikus
Poorly penned, nonsensical
Can I have some pie?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Old Library Guys

sandalwood and soap
leathery hands massaging
newspapers and books

Sunday, August 5, 2007

She Shoots! She...

hockey tournament
fun-fun-fun-fun-fun! ...until
broken tibia

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Jersey summer

Jersey summer heat
sticky at 8 AM, it's
the humidity

Monday, July 30, 2007


Its cursed summer is but
heat, heat, and more heat.

We have three seasons:
Summer, summer, and spring.
I want to see snow.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

By way of introduction...

Ah! My first haiku
It should be spectacular
and yet it is not

Long Absence rebound

Many months of no
writing the haiku so sad
winter would be nice

boys still skating here
wife skating much too but so
now summer not over

To: Newest Member

Hearty Welcome sir
who writes iphone haiku
wish i had one too

Poor Poor wife muttering

Obey the circles
stay inside them, do not ever
waiver bad bad pen

this is a something
you could do, were you willing
not tonight very sleepy

Poetry Challenge: Found Poetry in the MFA Student Handbook

To be considered
In a manner consistent
(With the exception

Of wishing to take
Longer) will not be given

Criticisms from
Persons familiar are
Required. Decisions

Show evidence of
Background denied and thus, be

On the quality
Of original judgment—
Evidence ready.

Skills compatible—
Compatible with ideals
Evidence ready.

When obvious, a
Particular guarantee
May defer, may be

Penalty. Make such
A request prior to growth
Without penalty

Make request, make such
Request primary concern
Is necessary.

But circumstances—
We may grant circumstances.
Unusual, though.

Understand we may
Grant substantial penalty—
Understand these are

Necessary, but not
Sufficient of themselves and
Approval is rare.

Only if there is room.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


High school days never
seem to end nature is nice
twenty years go by

Friday, July 20, 2007

Poetry Challenge

Poetry challenge
At Vermont residency
Found words in handbook

I took the challenge
Many stanzas in haiku
thanks for the practice

I will post poems
when life is less chaotic
until then--ta-ta!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Hopefully, I'll Live Through It

Laura Stamm clinic
ten hours' badly burning thighs
torture every year

repeat kids in class
(I got older; they didn't)
stared at me in awe

possibly they thought
I would not survive the year?
ghost or not, I skate

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New blog haiku

Calling mamas who
have the right stuff, and can say
there are some moments

Of mama-hood that
just really suck. Make us ponder
tubal ligation

If this hasn't scared
you yet, e-mail me for an
invite tout suite, ok?

Just call out your blog,
your e-mail address, subject
Worst. Mama. Ever.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

a present

last execution
august, 1941
scots guard fire squad

pixie didn't know
death in the tower was done
she sentenced a mouse

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Haiku therapy
for anger unrelenting
Anger takes over

Take away feeling
And all that is left is stone
where once was a heart

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

hi there!

new to haiku-ing
i know that is not a word
excited to post

just finished finals
let's see what the summer brings
before senior year

hope i entertain
look out for funny stories:
a slice of the past


heads up everyone
new poet writing Haiku!
smart, young, sharp-witted

fresh blood to revive
our waning poetic drive
she will heal us all!

ok, not really
by way of introduction
i went overboard

just a little bit
not too much; see for yourself
she will join us soon

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

spare time

an hour to spare
already had manicure
what to do with time?

find stoop on 15th
pirate internet uplink
write haiku for blog

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


secret's hard to keep
when you're a blabbermouth and
like to share good news

got to tell someone
but can't broadcast on blog yet
please keep my secret

unexpected yet
supremely desired there
were two pink lines - shhhhh!

Lindsay speaks

Little bitty girl
with so many words to say
bubble, bye-bye, boo.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

5 am

Fight to wake vanquished.
rise naturally, dress, greet sun
power-walk alone.

I disgust myself
with new good health. Self-righteous
but not for long. Ah, french fries!

Friday, May 25, 2007

haiku to wear

shameless commerce here?
why not - it's a pretty cool
t-shirt. I'll buy one.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I've just been busy

Is it really wrong
To enjoy that time of day
during school and nap

A chance to put up
loads of dishes, laundry, sweep
Some flurried housework

Other days it's feet
up on the couch with a book
or "stories" catch up.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Company was so much fun :)

Company was GREAT!!!!!
Wish they could have stayed longer.
Now I have to work :(

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A Sabres Playoffs

Trip is imminent
Sabres in round 3 again
youngest son queries:

"Dad is there..." "Yes, Lars.."
"..TV in Arizona?"
Yes there is TV.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Last Sunday

Lake Placid complex
holy grail of hockey rinks
Wings took second place!

invasion of the centipedes

many legs move fast
struggling against bathtub wall
drowned in a trice

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

bad smoothie

all i can say is
if you don't like being ill
check expiration.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


last post a mirage
aberration (not haiku)
technorati link

thought it would be quick
post recognition; delete
but it took three days

now, our poem blog
needs some serious linkage
we are lowest geeks

Friday, April 20, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Rain, rain, everywhere
The downpour is reversing
Water comes up now.

No sign of stopping
Power flickers on and off
Dark clouds screen the sky.

Will we float away?
Flood insurance not paid here
Just in Michigan

Leaves me wondering
if it had been wiser to
Buy a boat, not house.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Long Overdue

good things on wednesday:
latte, sunny, trains on time
late wake-up thursday

lovely sangria
waiting in 'fridge since sunday
fruit chunks make me sneeze

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

now what?

big talk is over
voices heard, air cleared, all done.
now, nothing to say.

friend is still a friend
but ghosts of what was crowd in
no room for new start

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

countdown started

no one has posted
a blog on here in a bit
2 weeks 'til finals!

it's been too long

friend and I didn't
see eye to eye. three months passed.
now, sit face to face.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thought You'd Like to Know

For Epiphany
Mother-in-law rearranged
spells Woman Hitler

Monday, March 19, 2007


I have what I want.
Still others seem to have more.
Contentment eludes.

Inside is the place
where contentment begins, starts.
Why can't I find it?

It's not things I crave
but a sense of belonging
that's just out of reach.

Friday, March 16, 2007

lunch options

snow pellets rain on
frozen roads, tangles traffic
Who wants delivery?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


sinus wave rolls through my ears
seasick, sitting still

clog on left MUST GO
painful to cough, sniffle, and blow
doc says, "take these; rest."

just wondering

if a haiku gets
posted and nobody reads
it, does it still count?

Saturday, March 10, 2007

after the last train home

headlights piercing mist
damp air saturates windshield
washrag mind sleepy.

Friday, March 9, 2007

my week

ahh three boys home sick
somewhat flu like somewhat not
lots of sleep and snot

cold medicines galore
three snoring masses on floor
tomorrow to school

one day one to class
next day another it goes slow
oy still not healthy

haiku! gesundheit!
it's intention, my life
Haiku! Gesundheit!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

financial tiger

filed our taxes
feed dragon gold; brings much wealth
refunds on the way

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


weary conf'rence calls
end-over-end; better with
soft cat's head in hand

six-year-old takes nap!
he must not be feeling well...
yes; fever - no school

Sunday, March 4, 2007

soap opera

sister left husband
moved in with creep. just found out.
helpless across miles.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

More friend Haiku

Focus on the good
Lisa challenges me to
Make a better me.

Karen restores my
hope for good in people. She's
a very kind person.

Sybil makes me think
differently, outside of my
earthbound self aloft.

Alec my husband
Miss you tonight, lover. Your
voice, your arms. Just you.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Friends again

the drama now gone
forgiveness abounds so that
we smile, hug again

"working from home"

couch is delivered
big, squishy comfy sofa
time for a movie!

taking off cushions
makes a wide space. room for two!
now to find couch friend...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

OB I think?

Babies are so cute
bye bye OB rotation
OB I'll comeback

Monday, February 26, 2007

road rage antidote

searched for new haiku.
found websites galore. Ever
read any "honku?"

Catch up day

Icy snow this morning
but responsibility
and the train beckon

The phone is dead.
None of my clients possess
my dedication

Claire the accountant
however, is in full voice.
"Where are your receipts?!"

So travel reports
are the task of the day.
Oh God! September?!

The receipts cover
my desk, like the ice outside.
I should have stayed home.

Six hours later-
Finally my desk is clear.
Claire's desk - not so much.

speaking of teeth

dentist this AM
chides for brushing too much. First
time for everything.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

weekly shopping

grocery store madhouse
all carts used; people grumpy
i shop from my list

vegetables, fruit,
fresh meats, dairy, cans, ice cream (!)
stocked pantry feels good

80's tv themes...

i miss the eighties
tv themes were so cool then
they make me happy

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Update: Art History

Nail biting all class
waiting for exam's return.
Ninety-six point five.

Blink eyes twice. No way!
Did I really land an A?
Color me surprised.

saturday at the library

the old myth "Shhh!"
is so not true. All noise and
flurry here, no peace.

Friday, February 23, 2007

late night

grey's anatomy
over and over, great show
addictive tv


My not-so baby
ashews the puree, demands
more chicken, mama.

It's table food time
Lin tries in vain to pinch grasp
black beans. Thumb works better.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


lost my friend today.
she didn't die, but man how
she wishes I would.

fingers crossed...

test today was HARD!
hope next one is much better
yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck, pray...

open during construction

lars lost his first tooth!
downtime is inefficient;
new tooth grew in first

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


if only children
came with a chip enabling
the vomit button

to be turned off in
the wee hours of morning
two to five a.m.

they are productive
even in late afternoon
wow! laundry galore.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

interesting day...

interesting day
almost fainted while watching
a circumcision.


last week i had that
cold licked. This week another
dumb germ has licked me.

What was lost is found

Two and a half years
the box of tarot and runes
were hidden away

To be found today
nestled in with stuffies, books,
and daycare papers

I may start a site
Reading tarot cards if there
is interest here

Two and a half years
I had just accepted that
they were gone for good.

Monday, February 19, 2007

and another thing

beloved colleague
if you don't stop clipping nails
I will kill you. Yes.

monday morning A.D.D.

too many clients
want stuff like, yesterday. What if
I don't feel like it?

bumpy skin peels off
reveals glowing citrus orb
my priority.

time for more tea! Rise
and find no water bottle
now for refilling.

move phone, clean keyboard,
anything but work. Ah! Must
write haiku - not work.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sunday's short haiku

Test taken! Too hard.
Science classes are so much
easier than art.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

wanting to be done

sitting in my chair
not motivated at all
wishing i could be

like Epiphany all done
with tests and more tests galore
wanting to survive

a little bit more
last part of the semester
please let it go fast!

Friday, February 16, 2007

How now sweet Haiku

Sleepy morning wakes
to find there was sweet Haiku
love all through the night.

I need my fix says
I, amid Durang-like woe,
yet still laughing wild.

Finally Friday
exam tomorrow, yes, yikes!
At last, sighted end.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Where is the Haiku?

Where is the Haiku
today? I waited morning
through the afternoon.

Yes, I yelled. I even
did some of the primal scream
to no panacea.

Punched the wall, kicked the
small black cat. Well, no, just thought
about doing that.

Nothing but my sweet
Haiku will be the salve to
apply to this wound.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

snow day

small hooded jawa
floats through my den, cape whirling
pixie looks wary

"and pretend you saw
the smallest gerbil and he
got lost in the snow"

the smallest gerbil?
imagination stretches
much more than i think

Twelve steps for Haiku?

Snow, lovely white snow
What happened here? We have a
Sheet of ice instead.

No school, Highland Park.
No playgroup. No snow playing.
Jammies all day here.

Yawn, stretch. Time to nap?
No, Mom. I'm bored. Please can we
Play outside in snow?

Art project for us?
Maybe a letter box for
day late Valentines.

Markers, natch, stickers
too, craft paper, scissors, and
A shoebox to glue.

I was trying not
to be the first poster here
Addiction's too strong.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

worth the trip to LIC

New laptop! Widescreen!
XP; DVD; wireless
happy employee

Would you go away

Woman, stop calling.
I'm ignoring you, get it?
Please lose my number.

My bad karma, how
crazy two mother-in-laws
Can make one person.

I know the wrath of
Hell. Poison thoughts plague my days.
Blame it on Marlene.

More fluffly stuff

Damn, here comes more snow
Buffalo really does not
need any more of it!


asleep, unaware
prepared, lunging forward
medicine is in!

Sick Day 2

Unrushed, unhurried, slow
clock ticks, refrigerator hums
Girl suns under lamp

boss says work @ home.
blizzard coming, don't risk it
wednesday. Could get used to this...

joke email floats in
colleagues have fun without me
maybe it won't snow

The Lady dresses

What the Hell happened
to dressing like a Lady?
Oh, right! Had two kids.

Black stockings with flats,
black patterned skirt impresses
no one with kid snot.

The cereal shirt,
lipsticked teeth, mascara-ed cheek,
Domestic goddess?

heigh ho, heigh ho

N.Y.C. morning
walk to my office

the trip takes ALL DAY
(I arrive at 9am)
good thing for latté

Monday, February 12, 2007

hmm i think not

i think no in rhyme
of saffron, currents, and mime
no thyme or time too

snow will not fall here
the sheep, the deer, antelope
understand no specifics

was to with scope the
last of these to all ensure
that closure in my rhyme

farewell to thee i
know not who you be the small
one needs a feeding


Long afternoon with
puzzle pieces, books, singing
"Happy Birthday!" to himself

Busy little boy
wanting Mommy's attention
Mommy wants something.

No interruptions?
The chance to be effective?
Maybe chocolate?

In the meantime, she
reads The Toolbox one more time
cuddles sweet baby.

Mommy knows next year
will be very different
little time for books

Puzzles will be done
at preschool, growing up fast
Baby--little boy.

A Lady Laments

Haiku? But, of course!
The Lady Epiphany
Is in da house, yo.

Woke up thinking
Of Omnimom bug parades.
The romper fits well!

Snow tomorrow, dears.
Reschedule eye doctor?
Ten bucks says, "No school".

Brave the grocery,
Fill the gas, check the boiler,
Study today? Not.

Haiku's addictive
Omnimom as my pusher,
"You know you want it."

progress report

Hookey today. Yay!
called in sick. too bad I am.
doctor soon, then bed.

serene apartment
neighbors gone their daily way
just me and my cough.

plump and dignified
he curls on his mat smiling
he thinks "no shot now."

i call him to me.
the jig is up! time to hide
and pretend he's mad.

my begging pleases
a little boy who wants mom
to love only him.

Yummy! Quiet! Odd!

Eating Chocolate
Always so good for everyone
Makes us so happy

No snow day today
Kids are not too happy
Mom likes to see the bus!

Strange dreams last night
Julia Roberts family
stayed here for the weekend.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Haiku! Gesundheit.
I didn't sneeze. No? Then you...
Want to write Haiku.

Haiku? By yourself?
It would be more fun with friends.
So? Let's invite them!