Monday, March 12, 2018

Bi-Partisan Letter to Speaker Paul Ryan

Bi-Partisan Letter to Speaker Paul Ryan

"In the days following the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed into law a 60-word sentence that set the stage for perpetual war. This 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) contains no time limits, no geographic constraints, and no exit strategy. It has effectively become a blank check for any president, at any time, to wage war without congressional consent or oversight."

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

March 2011 Dottie Dot Awards


Dottie, the mascot and editor-in-chief of the Haiku Bandit Society, has determined the three best Moon Viewing Party poems for the month of March, 2011. Forthwith, here are the recipients of this month's Dottie Dot Awards!

To view previous month's winners click here.

his eyes
the moon

Daniel Py,

dawn drizzle,
the breakfast chemistry set -
an amber moon

comrade harps

Through the misery moon
At last united with
Those Far Towns' eyes





Leo rammed the Grader through all the gears, racing the fire to the county line. Just in time he cut a swath parallel the gravel track - the fire had jumped one road already. There was nothing to stop it between there and Williston, fifteen miles away. // It had rained only once that entire Summer, the day I hit the fawn on County 5, in a convoy, fiddling with my wiper blades. A bad omen. The Honduran crew finished him with a pen knife, his blood soaking into the infernal dust. That night, back at the Man Camp, they feasted on its haunches under a moon turned pink by the Earth's contents, broken asunder and constantly churned into the air.

the heat of mid day
returns to the sky -
there it will linger
well into the night

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


a wisp of smoke
the murmur of voices --
the space between reels

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

in the mail

volumes of poetry
arrived in the mail
taken aback
by ephemeral beauty
I marvel at the postage

Thursday, February 22, 2018

barely spring

barely spring --
eye to eye and neck and neck
with wild geese in flight

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

freezing rain


freezing rain - the homeless man comforts his dog

give or take

There are almost no trees, no common high points, it's just prairie, rolling and bending into infinite distance. Another 1000 ft in altitude and you'd be lightheaded from just a peek at it. The mountains are only a day away, give or take, a white-knuckled drive non-stop pedal to the metal. There's no other way for it. Journeys are an assault, not only a ride.

It's the sky that pulls you in, it's immediacy and size, and with the night the prairie becomes an ocean, phosphorescence in the dew on the grain to float suspended above the Earth, a trick of the light moving faster than safety allows until you realize, on such a scale, you're not moving at all. Times like those, you're tempted to just let go of the wheel.

that big rock
the highest point around --
cell signal's lost again

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Day Watcher

the prairie just before Spring
` ` ` I become a Day Watcher, too

*the big man*

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


反射犬の金色の目の中に -主人の気まぐれ

a reflection
in the dog's golden eye --
Master's whim

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Irena's Rose

February sun;
a stick of Honeysuckle
relieves the pain

February sun;
I keep a paper rose
to remind me

Februarsko sunce;
štapić za Honeysuckle
olakšava bol

Februarsko sunce;
Ja držim papirnu ružu
da me podsetiš


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Black Moon


Black Moon
my footprints were lost
under the fallen leaves

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Iron moon - 鉄の月

鉄の月― 漢字にすれば気持あらたまる

Iron moon - put it into kanji to make us feel relieved

Sunday, January 21, 2018


waiting for the iron moon,
I wish I were a Lucky Man