Monday, August 14, 2017


Phoenix rising
the foot
of silent hills

*Image source: CCO Public Domain by @coyotechnical 

 Image inspired the haiku: Fractal Phoenix arising by Janhein Grimmelt, Netherlands found at

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

a gust of wind

With every gust of wind
the waves grow high
sandpiper runs…

With every gust of wind
I feel the cooling breath
you're close, autumn.

The waves grow high
why waiting long
to fall in latter.

Sandpiper runs
to pick up a worm
from jaws of an ocean.

With every gust of wind,
the waves grow high
a day set in motion...

*Image source: CCO Public Domain

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017


AliExpress | Charlesmood for music | Hand serigraph Italian Art

The atmosphere of Time
the corner of your eye
informal triangle-in-square

along the sacred body
indulgent transcendental spin.

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abstract autumn (unknown artist) (image found on Pinterest)

what is in
what is out

into jaws of fire
Leo jump

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

a ripple

hiding behind
your protective gear
the familiar path

at crossroads I shift, a few
deer scared away in the bushes…


a mother duck with a duckling
attached in magnetic quad –
an illusion of unity


this world swaying away
ripple by ripple

*Photo was taken in NY Botanical Garden, Bronx.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

in the light of dawn

in the light of dawn
sunflowers reach to the blue sky
praising their creator    © Chèvrefeuille

eyes open wide
for heavenly manna        © Humbird

*Image credit: CCO Public Domain 

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Crow's prophecy

a wandering crow
its old nest has become
a plum tree       ©Basho(tr. Jane Reichhold)

a burgundy fruit
ah, sweet & soft ...a dream       ©Humbird

oh, wondering crow
its luck brought the growth
of the nest

hidden in a crotch
near the trunk...the best

o, pondering crow
takes wing to top branch
of tall pruned tree

sees silver line netting-
and sets birds free!

*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

wind in the pines

wind in the pines
swirls upward to heaven
whispered prayers           © Candy

twigs move relentlessly
tasting dry air                   ©Humbird             

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

a drop of dew

a drop of dew
sits on a rock
like a diamond
© Kawabata Bosha

under immortal sun
I hold my breath…

*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

whimsical dreams

after the rain
three leaves on my car
divine sticker…

silent night
for feline choir
a dream

a woman in red
cutoff silhouette

*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

fallen leaves

ancient road
the trails of the masters
absorbed in fallen leaves
© Adjei Agyei-Baah

lonely stranger entwines
novelettes’ nuggets
© Humbird

*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

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Monday, May 22, 2017


Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold

© Kikaku

Humming…       the birds
pick occasional crumbs
© Humbird

*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

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Sunday, May 21, 2017


waving candlelight into the night
© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

how preciously leaves
brought the trinity into my life
© Humbird 

*Image credit CCO Public Domain

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017


He said:
the obstacle, em-
brace it,
and start
every edge
angle smart
sharp enough
to show
your fear
to pierce
the truce…

and when
get frustrated
you have to have
plan to see
where’re you
going, and why…

*Image: CCO Public Domain

Monday, April 24, 2017


chained as ransom -
a sacrifice of love

*Images: CCO Public Domain


Sunday, April 23, 2017


Another day
coffee grind
cup view
she’s holding
right  hand
on the bark of tree
left hand feels the
rose crystals
in the pocket
what is
not so
when wild life
comes close
her fear
she foresee
his shade
nose catering
air shift
locators of future
arrived to
check her
two black dogs
she stops
with one word
she reads:
“Old coffee grounds
make an excellent

*Image: CCO Public Domain

Friday, April 14, 2017

I can fall anytime...

I can fall anytime
back in vulnerable
aspartame like
sweet poisoned
gullible frame
of mind
while the door
open yet to step in,
but find it
counter clockwise…
the resistance
to change

*Image CCO Public Domain

Monday, April 10, 2017

rainy day

went within
for clarity
in rainy day

*Image CCO Public Domain

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Clear memory

the opening in the sky
why is it so familiar?

abandoned nest
in grey, and dark for season
close to my heart
let’em return back
to find the same neighbors

arching tree trunks
colorful clothes dropped by
the path

Monday, March 27, 2017

more is less

healing in
words of blessings
warms thus far…
more is less
to express
cry of seagull
ferry car

Sunday, January 15, 2017


milestone of tomorrow
in today small steps
around the pond
snowflakes or sleet
crows in the midst of unknown

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Secret of colors
under white blanket
winter stairway
dare to ascend blue sky
dive in majestical plain

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


instagram @holistickeys ~ follow me

As kids
honor yourself
we knew all what is

suppressed emotions
feel again

GPS within
give part of yourself
joy, the beauty of sharing

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