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May 10, 2005

dagosan’s scrapbook — May 2005

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 8:20 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




 

 



strangers on

  my park bench . . . . . . . . . . . . from over here

                                                   a whole new river

 


 [May 31, 2005]

 

 

 


 

vietman

                  memorial —

the protestor’s reflection

 

                                [May 30, 2005]

 

 

 

 















unofficial start

of summer —

parkas huddled ’round the grill

                                                                          [May 29, 2005]

 

 

 

 






complaining all day

about the rain —

the mosquitos and I


 [May 29, 2005]




 

 

 

 

holidaytrafficjam


— goslings    goose     gander

glide downstream

 

 

 

 



staring at the dessert cart —

four lovely coeds

at the next table


 


 [May 27, 2005]

 

 









window view —

all grays 

and one blooming lilac bush

 

 

 

 




leaving her place —

a hug

you’d give a friend

 

                              [May 26, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


today, untoasted —

slowly chewing

whole wheat bread

 

             [May 23, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

last week of May

unpacking

the winter quilt

 

     [May 23, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

unseen bird

keeps repeating itself —

“you talkin’ to me?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




meeting the new

upstairs tenant

feet smaller than they sound

 

 

[May 22, 2005]






 

 

 

 

 

 


come on,

you’ve got to see the . . .

!!!  decapitated tulips !!!

 

                                       [May 21, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the widow’s

dead rosebush

such big thorns

 

 

           [May 20, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







fuming

behind a school bus —

cotton clouds speed by



                  [May 19, 2005] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



trespassing — 


three pink tulips

in an unkempt yard  

 

 

[May 18, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




mid-May window —

overnight the shade trees

stole the river

 

                              [May 17, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sweeping

the fallen blossoms —

soon, just another tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



month’s half over —

taking the last

migraine pill

 

 

[May 16, 2005]

 


 


 


 


“was daddy

mean when he was little?”

uncle bites his tongue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



greatgrandpa’s

bocce balls —

three generations choose sides 

 

   [May 15, 2005]

 


 








 


telephone wires sway —

pigeons stay put

while a squirrel _______________ scoots

 

                [May 14, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

zoo peacocks

in full array — the shirtless

fat man reads Shakespeare

 

         dagosan [May 13, 2005]

 

 

 

 

blossoms past their peak —

baby-boomer

blind date              

 

                       [May 12, 2005]

 


 


 


 


 



cherry tomatoes

on toothpicks — a vapor trail

spears the midday moon

 

         [May 11, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

almost late   

to see the dentist —

flossing twice as long

 

                                           [May 10, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










Saturday sunset

four geese fly by

double-dating              

               [May 9, 2005]

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


that spanking she gave

to the wrong twin —

all the other days

 

         [May 7, 2005, for Mama G]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

driving home for

Mother’s Day — her smile

and her bursitis

                         [May 7, 2005]


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the guys show

snapshots of their kids —

the bachelor’s tight smile

 

 

[May 5, 2005]










 

his dusty cookbooks:

soup can

in the sink

 


 


 


 


 


picnickers fleeing 

a slate-gray sky —

lilacs aglow

   

          [May 3, 2005]

 


 


 


 








temper tantrum

at the mall —

parking lot saplings bloom



[May 2, 2005]  

 

 

 

 

 


 


 






she shows off her   

May Day drawing —

every pink crayon a nub



[May 1, 2005] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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