Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Taste of Green

"Another piece..."

"You`ll be a frog in your next life," my son says. Then, he croaks.

I don`t care about the future. Here and now – the special taste of matcha cheese cake. Matcha – the fine, powdered green tea, which is used for the tea ceremony! Our Japanese guide tells us what we will do tomorrow and leaves us.

Around the corner
a moss-covered path
leads to the Buddha

(author: Angelika Wienert; first published in: Haibun Today, May 23, 2008)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


the new neighbour
has a voice

Der neue Nachbar
hat eine Stimme

(AW, June 2008)

Austria : Germany

0 : 1

but it goes on...(European Football Championship)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

photo: Martin G. Wienert; iris, June 2008


the old man hums
a chanty

(AW, June 2008)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Piazza Tale

As always: for my husband red wine, for me white wine.

"When I was young, strangers complimented me."

"What was your last sentence, honey?"

"Strangers made compliments in my youth."


"No, not often. I was shy and had to wear glasses."

"A lot of women have to wear glasses."

"I was too stupid to recognize that I was quite pretty then. Today photos tell me that..."

"Salmon or lamb chops? Or better the vegetarian dish?"

As always: no coffee after lunch.

We walk across the footbridge and reach the piazza.


the dog

opens one eye

(author: Angelika Wienert, first published in:
Haibun Today, April 30, 2008)