Sunday, February 03, 2013


Winter skyline is cool---
as long as you're
sitting indoors


my New York apartment---
fitting a camel
in eye of a needle


"our Winter of discontent"---
blue sky but
too windy to go out


a wind storm at sunrise January ends


the onion soup sky---
when will change
to blue sky


the weather forecast
for New York---
is very perturbing


she says her mate becomes an animal in bed


Big Apple January end
morning fog---
worse than London Town 


rain after sunset---
it's not too hot
to handle


in a hamburger joint Muddy Waters


overcast at sunrise---
brisk wind shakes a leafless tree
Winter waxes


a Nor'easter---
people with dogs have
to take them out


stormy over the skyline---
low clouds, fog,
and smoke mix


snow shower---
flakes hang in the air
like mosquitos


cross country skiing on a well trodden path


skyline morning fog---
a Winter storm is
on the way


Sunday night---
if you're alone
have a ball


Mount Lebanon Winter---
snow covered
Cedar trees


remnants of the snow fall
reminder of cold weather


Saturday night---
lovers out carousing look up
Winter full moon


East River after a storm---
kids play
in the snow


wise as a Desert Father
and smart like Einstein---
to make peace not war


a plus for frigid Winter---
the murder rate goes down
in New York


January chill---
full moon shining
on a dusting of snow


it's snowing in New York---
get out your skis
and go places


skyline fog---
I'm still thinking of
a Caribbean sunrise


single cell organisms---
they're more adaptive
than us


the Father,the Son,and the Holy Ghost 


New York City---
the wind chill index now is
two degrees Fahrenheit


late night I wake up craving
an English muffin---
full moon


blue sky sunset---
a smoke column
gets a tint of pink


a cold Winter day---
I look at the world
from iced up windows


the ghost of hurricane Sandy
keeps showing up


Winter---I get up
from under warm covers
to make hot coffee


a bald man---
is trying to find his way
in a tropical garden


a friend talks about
scaling Everest---


call a frog---
and tell it to jump
in a pond


blue sky---
but who cares
it's cold and windy Winter


Winter sunset---
a pupil draws
a hexagon for homework


Obama's says
our journey not complete---
he's the captain


Winter blue sky---
a boy looks for some mud
to mess up his new boots


Greenwich Village---
two females are out
on a date


Winter dawn---
subway lights
are always on


Obama's second term---
starts with his hand
on Lincoln's bible


a kid plays
with a black doll---
Martin Luther King Day


Obama's second Inauguration-
is on Martin Luther King Day


a starless night I drink porter beer


a Winter sunset with a flair


Winter windy day---
if cars were sail boats
they would capsize


my fav seat at the ballet first row aisle 


a ray of light hits
my bathroom mirror


Saturday night---
she gives me just a peck
a half moon


Starbucks triple espresso---
so bitter I lace it with
Jack Daniels


Saturday afternoon---
a man buys his friend
a rose


a US born person
views his family tree


blue sky sunrise---
commuters bundled up
wait for a bus


a clear sky Winter sunset she smiles


Winter blue sky the sun is back


the boys of the Summer---
waiting for their comeback
let's play ball


Winter sunrise---
I have fresh strawberries
for breakfast


some want to win
any which way they can---
Lance Armstrong


East River overcast Winter---
cold waters and brisk wind
gulls don't mind


all these names
carved in stone---
Vietnam Veterans Memorial


overcast Winter sunrise---
I pull the covers
and go back to sleep


long after the rain stopped---
a single drop is still
on my window


it's Summer down under---
and tennis in the air
Australian Open


today's rain storm---
it's just Earth's
recycled water


Winter rainy day---
glad to had done
all my errands yesterday


if you can't stand the heat
get out of the kitchen


hurricane Sandy---
we are still recovering
from its aftermath


overcast Winter morning---
the subway is full
of grey wool jackets


we haven't had any for days
better luck tomorrow


Winter blush---
a woman buys her friend
red rose


whom do you think
built Egypt's pyramids---


more morning fog---
I eat the boiled eggs whites
and discard the yellows


skyline low clouds---
the tops got to go
but the rest ok


they should invent
the counterpart for women


raw oysters---
the best aphrodisiac
without a prescription


morning fog---
street graffiti loses
its zip


East River Winter fog---
from here Manhattan looks
like a ghost town


a Buddhist monk from Japan---
got the whole world
writing daily haiku


Winter morning fog---
turning on more lights
will not help


a rainy day in New York---
play chess


a day without sunshine---
I play my Elvis


climate change---
it's not all global warming
but also icy cooling


songs from the sixties---
if you still recall them
your brain is still sharp


a nice January day waxes---
strangers become


going green---
New York State builds
more wind farms


blue sky Winter sunrise---
the flames of a fire place
warm a house


Chelsea New York City---
Google covers it
with free WiFi


overcast day---an albino doesn't mind


a green thumb is not all
it takes to plant---
add soil fertilizer 


with my morning black coffee---
double dark chocolate


I don't need a lot of it
unless I am sick


a beach bonfire party
and waves ten feet high


blue sky sunrise---
spilled water becomes ice


Winter Monday evening---
who's not


if you walk fast in LA---
people will think
you're from NYC


sign on a window store
we clean Ugg boots


Winter morning---
long wait to buy a baguette hot
out of the oven


long distance solo walking---
it enables you to solve
your problems


skyline low dark clouds---
old man Winter is
rethinking his game


rainbow at sunset---
pick your favorite


Winter before dawn---
a man listens
to Vivaldi 


January Five sunset---
it's worth standing in the cold
to see it


Saturday night at the hair dresser-
it'll all be undone


New York Winter waxes---
a travel agent has deals
to Brazil


a principle of Christianity---
love your neighbor
as your self


January blue sky---
an Eskimo's huskies team
takes him for a ride


aurora borealis---it's Lapland madness


London town---
fog is so common
no one notices


overcast Winter morning---
I add sour mash
to my coffee


January subway---
every one is bored
and wants to go home


Winter icy chill---
the sun feels like another
incandescent bulb


East River Winter---
seagulls congregate on
a fishermen wharf 

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


cold Winter morning---
it feels like we're sliding back
into the ice age


a Santa Claus goes skiing
on vacation


New Year's Day---
so many people
are doing laundry


New Year's Day---
get rid of your hangover
by eating something green


New Year's Day overcast morning -
celebrants of last night
still sleeping


East River Winter---
the swimming pool is empty
but don't walk on it


it's for the birds---
spilled French fries on a sidewalk
but there're none here


playing poker New Year's Eve---
a man loses
his marbles


last day of the year sunrise---
just ignore
that full moon


the vituperative attitude
of gridiron players
when they talk


a cold windy day sunset---
skyline chimneys spew
dark blue smoke


New York subway---
woman pushes a man
into the tracks to kill him


add color---
I'd rather draw with crayons
than pencils


as women gain more rights---
India boils in anger
over a rape


spent all Saturday night
full moon in the western sky


rainy in New York---
but New Year's Eve
will be dry


a stormy day low clouds---
the skyline lost
its pose


snow flakes shower---
it melts as soon as
it hits the ground


blue tiger---
takes lots of meat to feed it
I'd rather have a blue cat


late December morning---
a snow storm is
on the way


year end sunset---
but who wants
the next one unlucky number


so what it's cold-Winter blue sky


late December sunrise---
don't count on our nearest star
to warm you up


morning fog and rain---
a platinum blond
stays in bed


the haiku by Basho---
about what jumps
into ponds


overcast at sunrise---
a night light
stays on


December snow showers---
I miss July


day after Christmas---
church bells play


to write a haiku about coffee---
I first made for myself
a cup


December sunrise---
spilled water turns into ice


joining the skyline
Christmas lights displays---
full moon


Christmas Day sunset
not visible due to clouds---
better luck next year


in the company of the homeless---
nuns serve
Christmas dinner


Christmas Day morning rain---
good for the


Christmas Eve mix
of rain and snow---
Santa will need some eggnog


East River Christmas Eve
calm waters and blue sky---
happy demeanors


Christmas Eve---
a Santa has no more kids
to sit on his lap


at least once a day---
hug your


Christmas Eve sunrise---
I water my


East River Autumn Sunday---
a day moon has no admirers
but me


crying out loud---
a man says today
is the end of the world


Sunday dawn---
a priest takes
a walk


December cloudy sky---
shoppers crowd whatever
good deal


wrapped up and paid for
an engagement ring
from Tiffany 


Saturday morning stillness---
the whistle
of a teakettle


must be the Christmas spirit---
Putin wants
democracy in Syria


December night---
Empire State Building lit
in green and red


at Starbucks---
the closer to Christmas
the less their customers


Winter Solstice---I use a sunlamp to make the nights shorter


fog at dawn---
a bakery has
powdered donuts


Mexican restaurant---
Corona beer comes
with three wedges of lime


New York Christmas tree
dots of light---
further up the stars


half moon at sunset---
going out on
a borrowed light


as I look for my grey cap---
a day moon in a blue sky
Christmas cheer


at an art gallery---
not all the paintings
get framed 


I wait for a haiku
to dawn on me


at sunset crescent moon appears
then faints away---
too much pollution


December nice day
a chorus sings Christmas carols
at lunch hour


it's against the law---
delivery men ride
their scooters on sidewalks


skyline Winter fog---
a driver asks me
which way is Manhattan


December predawn---
there're plenty of people
in the New York subway


skyline evening fog---
there is nothing
to see


an airplane flies over
a forest fire to extinguish it


December morning fog---
you can still find Santa
because he wears red


one more reason
why I love New York---
gun control


a nor'easter---
food delivery persons
keep you dry


afternoon fog---
if you can't stand the steam
in the kitchen get out


New York City---
I have to rush
no more time


Winter Sunday dawn---
a nude woman enters
an outdoors jacuzzi


the grateful dead---
will be dead when
all their following is dead


Saturday night---
a woman's jeans slide down
crescent moon


Beethoven's birthday---
Rubinstein plays
the Emperor Concerto


without our sun solace---
depression would kill
all of us


cold at dawn---
a woman wears a down coat
birds fly by


school shootings---
let 'em all go through
metal detectors


December sunset redness---
kids blood spilled
in Connecticut


December blue sky---
a  snow skier falls
on his butt


accountants Christmas party---
no one is thinking
of the bottom line


Winter predawn---
I take a last look
at the stars


festival of lights---
a candelabrum stands
next to a Christmas tree


December sunrise---
a redhead
wears green


East River Winter---
I touch the bank iron rail
cold as ice


the concert to support
hurricane Sandy victims


my Maxillary Central Incisors---
lost them
many years ago


December dawn---
a dog guarding Christmas trees
is leashed


chicken wings and beer---


Christmas Vacation---
downhill skiing
the Alps


drizzle at dawn---
a mother breast feeds
her baby


rainy day---
an outdoors cafe has
its furniture against the wall


a twin---
each buys the other
the same Christmas present


more morning fog---
a cyclist wears
an orange vest


I'd rather eat shark meat
than have a shark eat me


cloudy Sunday morning---
the sun plays
hide and seek


Saturday night coupulation---
dimmer the light
quicker it ends


a gourmet beer bar---
no cursing


mirror,mirror on the wall---
whose image is the fairest
of them all


fog at dawn---
a man goes back
to sleep


December rainy day---
I stay home
and count my blessings


out in an urban jungle---
a cat returns home
at dawn


December dawn---
a paperboy whistles
"Jingle Bells"


Autumn nice day---
she flashes
her turquoise ring


moonless night---I buy lilacs for Lila


blue sky sunrise---
all the stars of last night
were rehearsals


seafood restaurant---
I have swordfish
sharp to the last bite


December blue sky---
a bald man forgets his
grey cap


December dawn---
a passing shower wets
the early birds


skyline evening fog---
a man goes to buy
his darling roses


after the rain blue sky---
a shopper asks
where's my discount


white poodle out for a walk
wears a green vest


December morning
rain shower---
as I go to shower


a Florida Winter---
I love dragonflies
but fear dragon ladies


skyline morning haze--
a man yawns
December day moon


the Amazon jungle---
people now find their way
using Google


with all that fog, smoke,
and dark clouds---
how can this be a Sunday


December dense fog---
the dogs of a junk yard
keep barking


overcast day---
a florist has


seagulls pick
at spilled garbage