life’s direction is fraught

with riddles

your next clue is in the birds that chirp,

the wind that sighs,

the ducks that mill about,

the time on the clock,

the stranger’s friendly smile,

the gentle sway of the trees,

the freshly brewed coffee,

the big dates,

and little ones,




photo by daderot/wikimedia commons. poem inspired by author’s visit to isamu taniguchi garden.

A Japanese garden, a treat for your eyes
Perfect, crisp, elegant, precise
Each stone and tree, planted with purpose
Nature’s elements
At your service

Don’t underestimate the serenity of a place
Hidden among the city’s vast expanse
It is a respite from the hustle
To take a deep breath and explore
Is never a…



Photo by Nathan Dumlao

Never trust someone who does not like cafés

For magic happens

In the simple brewing and making of a drink

Be it the whisking of frothy matcha

Or the cappuccino art

The playlist, if you’re lucky, will put you in a trance

Enrapturing work at second glance

Now that you’ve…



a haiku for little warriors

Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash

Three days in a row
She greeted me with laughter
A buzz so loud that

I could not come any
Faster. So rare a sighting
It feels like a gift

Whatever divine
Being orchestrated this
I offer a kiss

In meditation
Glorious, she’s there again
Perhaps reminding

Me to stay…