Jenny's World and Welcome To It

Tristan's Way

Tristan’s Way 
Jenny Bienemann 

Tristan was a cat 
born on a construction site 
who just loved to work 

Say you were crouched down 
digging through the old junk drawer 
he’d climb in to help 

or doing laundry 
he’d lie on…

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Haiku Milieu: 5 years on

FIVE YEARS!  September 10 marks five years of creating an image, and writing haiku.  Everything else that Haiku Milieu has done or will do, grows from the simple decision to do a little something every day. 

I remember why I…

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Haiku After Dark


On the Friday of Labor Day weekend, September 2022, 20 artists took the FitzGerald’s Sidebar stage by storm, bringing their new songs and spoken word pieces into the world, aided and abetted by an incredible band.

Originally intended as a…

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The Farmer's Market

We have wonderful friends who drop off their home-grown tomatoes at our house.  WHAT SERVICE, right? We are BLESSED! 

There is literally nothing more important to me in the summer than tomatoes.  And peaches.  And corn.   

In addition to our…

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Good Company is Good

Robin and I were both home sick and working remotely this week.    

Tristan, who usually presses his lanky frame against my husband’s leg all day while he works, had chosen instead to cast himself down upon the cool hardwood floor…

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Haiku at Twilight and One Line Just This Long

It was EPIC! 

The July 28, Haiku Milieu at Twilight at Montrose Saloon was one for the record books.  

For the first time ever, the songwriters were supported by a rhythm section of some of the most in-demand…

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Annie Capps: How Can I Say This?

I am so proud of Annie Capps. 

She is an incredible friend, gifted artist (multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer) and an inveterate supporter of other artists.  She's about to say some very nice things about me (and to be honest…

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Before Anything

Before anything  

did or did not go as planned  

you were just yourself  


And afterwards, when  

you got or did not get what   

you had hoped you would  



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Bless All The Mothers

There she is, my mom. Isn't she lovely?  She doesn’t want me to tell you how old she is.  She tells me she reads this, but I have my doubts.  I bet I could get away with it.  Still, out…

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Good Enough is All Perfect Was Trying To Be

Fun week!  Fun couple of weeks, actually, with Easter and a college reunion.  Even so, the most fun thing I do all week is put together this Sunday Haiku Milieu email. 

So imagine this morning, when I realized I hadn't…

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Sliding Home

You only get one group of THOSE college friends. 

You know the ones I mean.  In our case, we spent from 9 am - 1 pm together, and then depending on what shows we were working on, we were together…

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