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April 6, 2005

dagosan’s scrapbook — April 2005

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 10:42 pm

– below are haiku and senryu written by “dagosan”, this weblog’s Editor, David A. Giacalone. most have been on the Home Page, some are outtakes and rewrites. each is a work in progress. i hope they show improvement over time and encourage others to try writing haiku –


 – click here for dagosan’s archive



 







 

 

 


the nine-year-old’s

best shoes

the puddle-covered sidewalk

 

                      [April 30, 2005]

 

 





new kids moving in —

do I dare

smile?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


storm clouds gather — 

city hall tower

just stands there

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the neighbor’s new dress     

   that moment you forget

                  you’re twice her age

 

 

 

 

[April 29, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Seder

the kids suddenly

like macaroons


 

 

[April 29, 2005]





 

 

 

 

twin beds arrive

– – –

– – –

she says it’s ’cause I snore

 

 

 

 


gray and rainy —

the passers-by

smile                  

 

 

[April 27, 2005]

 


one sparrow

along the river —

squinting, there’s no city

                 

                          [April 26, 2005]










 

 

 

 

 

 

 



spring sun behind clouds —

too much makeup

on her still-lovely face

                 

                           [April 25, 2005]

 

 

 













Earth Day —

recycled bottles

in a three-car garage                  

                                     [April 24, 2005]


 


 


 


 


 







rainy Saturday —

the chirping robin

needs a date, too

                              [April 22, 2005]




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

first-date stroll

April tulips

still closed tight

                                                       [April 22, 2005]



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

haven’t seen her

in 30 years —

sending one more chaste email


                                                                                 [April 21, 2005]






 

 

 

 






my long-lived elders —

a couple extra decades

of dementia 


                                                       [April 20, 2005]







 

 

 

 

 

 

 




cursing last year’s

unraked leaves —

the dogwood blossoms


                                                       [April 19, 2005]





 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 






perfect line-drive

over second base —

coach says I swang late

 

                      [April 18, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the young man’s

erotic dream —

the old man’s bladder wakes him


                                                                    [April 18, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

just another

Sunday stroll — until

the flower box pansies


                           [April 17, 2005]

 

 






spring’s first mosquito

lands on my cheek —

the neighbor waves back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

admissions week —

two fat envelopes

and two skinny ones

 


                              [April 16, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



squinting to see him —

another generation

sent to right field

 

                              [April 15, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

snowman’s hat

in the muddy field —

the hatless scarecrow


 

                              [April 14, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


first good

porch-settin’ day —

her outside voice at the door

 

 

[April 13, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

waiting

for the alarm to buzz —

sunbeams warm my ear


                [April 12, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
the first

jetski of spring —

seagulls scatter

 

                [April 10, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

invisible

to the passing teens

— can’t shoo the pigeons                

                  

                                     [April 9, 2005]

 

 

 

 







 

 

 


home from the wake —

a robin perched

on the newly-toppled tree

                

                               [April 8, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



mom’s arthritis

acting up —

I take two Advil

 

                    [April 7, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











upstairs tenant

clears his throat

i turn on the exhaust fan

 

                    [April 6, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

now it’s Spring:

peeps

melting on the dashboard

 

                    [April 5, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the river’s back

within its banks —

her look of disappointment

 

                    [April 4, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

such thick roots —

the flooding river

topples the giant oak

 

                         [April 3, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April rain —

today

the river’s coming to me

 

                                [April 2, 2005]




 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1 —

no one here

to make a fool of me

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

first scull of the year

arms ache

just waving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

last day of March

her pink slip

no prank



             [April 1, 2005]


 


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