Monday, August 29, 2011

I cast no shadow

I cast no shadow 
I hear no words sing no songs 
invisible I be

Images: Chris Loft, Adelaide, August 28 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Soft stillness whispers

Soft stillness whispers 
gravestones leaning on the ground 
in final repose #haiku

Image: Rakowicki Cemetery

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

In the dark of night

O meu eco de pegadas 
amortecido em sussurros silenciosos 
marcha na chuva

In the dark of night
a wild and woolly wind blows
scattering my mind

My footsteps echo 
muffled in silent whispers 
walking in the rain

In each drop of rain
needles trace a winter sky
shadows shroud my dreams

Monday, July 4, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rolling in thunder

Rolling in thunder gray clouds dancing on the wing 

in chorus laughing

Some days your kisses
fall from the sky in rainbows
just like yesterday 

Image: A Cloudy Day in Naples by Laurie Paci

Friday, June 24, 2011

Darkly sliding moon

Darkly sliding moon 
shining without consequence 
I worship your smile 

Plunge into the sea 
your waves rise up in greeting 
of salt water smiles

#haiku ☾☯‿☯☽ 
Image via Sherazde's Retweets 

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

When you wish upon

When you wish upon ~
a star, it makes no difference ~
whoever you are

Image via Cherie @Sahrazad528

In the space between

In the space between 
night time and morning's new dawn 
still moments linger

Image: Eerily silent in the forsaken amusement park, the Cool Zone is creepy;
it’s like an ominous omen of what is to come in the forlorn and forgotten
abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans.
Photo © lostlosangeles /

I will hold my breath

I will hold my breath ~
until the summer solstice ~ 
the last rice planting 

A cup of sake ~
and sweet pickled vegetables ~
neri kasu style

Image: Big Ball at New Orleans’ Six Flags.
Photo #9 by © Ron Fuchs, Photographers Mate Third Class, USN (Vet)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

I take a deep breath

I take a deep breath / 
but can't stop the wind blowing / 
tears slip from heaven

Somehow, on dark nights /
I remember you calling /
through the pouring rain

Image: via

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Raging fires burn

Raging fires burn from /
a breath a sigh a whisper /
a spark in the night

Blinded by sparks from /
a fiery comet blazing /
through my atmosphere

Video image by @Beezknez 2006

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I see you in stars

I see you in stars ~
reflected in smoke-filled bars ~
a haze of dark light 

Te veo en las estrellas ~ 
reflejado en los bares llenos de humo ~ 
una nube de luz oscura

Vejo-o em estrelas ~ 
refletido em barras enchidas por fumaça ~ 
uma neblina de luz escura

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I have strayed, emeshed

I have strayed, emeshed ~
between your fine lines and curves ~
sweet solace

 wake my aching soul ~
stomp over my wicked heart ~
with your pointed shoes

Breathless in your arms

Breathless in your arms
pierced by jagged edges of
your smooth heart of stone

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dreams float in waves

Dreams float in waves ~
in starry meadows of light ~
just out of your reach 

Floating waves of dreams ~
flicker through moonlit meadow ~
hearts ride on the wind

Image: Rose Park Grasses by Chris Loft

Thursday, May 5, 2011

In a world of dreams

In a world of dreams
I wander between shadows
cast out from the light

Image: From the Lost Places series - photograph by Sven Fen­nema

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My heart flies outward

My heart flies outward ~
dancing in the summer skies ~
like spent hanabi 

Image: Purple Hanabi by Chris Loft


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Silently spoken

Silently spoken
encoded information
 reflects in your eyes

Within your dark eyes
our worlds are lost forever
and new ones are found

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bullets rake my chest

Bullets rake my chest -
you will never defeat me -
in peaceful protest
#haiku #Libya #Syria #Yemen #Bahrain 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I shed many tears

I shed many tears -
when cherry blossom withers -
and a cruel cold comes
#haiku #Japan

Image: White on White (by AJ Brustein)
I've been to a few castles in Japan, but my two favorite are the black one in Matsumoto (松本城) and the white one in Aizu Wakamatsu. This castle is sometimes called Tsuruga Castle (鶴ヶ城) and sometimes Wakamatsu Castle (若松城). But anyway, I think this white castle looks best in white - what a cool castle.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Icy bitter wind

Icy bitter wind -
rasping every single breath -
white snow flake fallout #haiku 

Images: A woman walks around the devastated area where her home used to be in 
Ofunato, northern Japan
Firefighters continue search for survivors as snow begins to fall in Minamisanriku
Source: Mirror News AP, Reuters and Getty Images