John Kinory

 

the grass stiff with frost—

from under the bridge

pale geese drift into moonlight

 

Haiku Presence

 

mist on the lake—

heron ripples

swallow fish ripples

 

Ginyu

 

harvest moon …

with each rocking of the last ferry

the green faces

 

 

roadside café—

on the flatbed truck

bits of a fairground

 

Blithe Spirit

 

distant clouds—

the batsman slowly

shifts his weight

 

Yellow Moon

 

halfway across the bridge

a lone cyclist

vanishes into fog

 

Kokako

 

sea-wall the wind presses us together

 

 

Envoi

 

midday heat

the heron’s world

in a ripple

 

Heron’s Nest

 

dirty grey afternoon crumble with last year’s blackberries

 

 

Modern Haiku

 

Grand Canyon

we choose a brooch

for her mother

 

Modern Haiku

 

perhaps next year

she says …

autumn mist

 

Frogpond

 

ice-breaker–

I pretend her smile

is for me

 

Mayfly

 

insomnia I develop an allergy to middle C

 

 

Blithe Spirit

 

pale sun—

the girls in the market

try on velvet hats

 

Haiku Presence