Saturday Night Jazz Haiku

March 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

“Let’s dance.” I asked her

Knowing full well the answer.

No harm in trying.


Surprise! She said, “Yes.”

We stumble to the dance floor

Got to Love playing.


Later she told me

Like a refugee come home

Right away, she knew!


Saturdays we go

To talk, hear jazz and slow dance

Till sleep brings us home.


* In case you’re wondering, that is Juliette Binoche dancing with Johnny Depp in image #3. And the song “Got to Love” is a title track from Laila Biali’s latest jazz album.  “Let’s Dance,” “Refugee,” and “We Go” are also song titles from the album found in the haikus.


A Jazz Valentines

February 14, 2018 § Leave a comment

“As Time Goes By”

I think about

“All the Things You Are”



“’S wonderful! ‘S marvelous”


There’s no one

“Exactly Like You”

You are

“Somethin’ Else”

“The Birth of Cool”


“Till There Was You”

I was, “Kind of Blue”

But now

“The Very Thought Of You”

Makes me say

“What A Wonderful World”

Autumn Run

February 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

Under the fall sky

Running, I forget myself

Spinning like a leaf.

Happy New Year! 2018

January 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

Ocean Haiku II

September 18, 2017 § Leave a comment

Summer wine but gone

September winds filling sails

Fall coming on fast

Ocean Haiku

September 17, 2017 § Leave a comment

Whitecaps scent the beach

The gull’s call drowned by the surf

Sea spray on my hand

Strawberry Moon Haiku

June 3, 2017 § Leave a comment

Harvesting berries

Under the Strawberry Moon

Sweet expectation

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