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June 12, 2005

some sunday dim sum

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 7:56 pm

 



Savoring “dim sum” with friends on a lazy Sunday has always been

a special treat for me.  The four poets in the Route 9 Haiku Group —

Yu Chang, John Stevenson, Tom Clausen, and Hilary Tann, have a 

monthly dim sum feast, while sharing and editing their haiku.  The 

result is their biannual journal, Upstate Dim Sum.  Thanks to Tom

Clausen, I have the most recent edition right here on my desk.  It

is a handsome volume, with 36 pages of haiku and senryu.

 

Please enjoy a course or two with me and our Honored Guests,

from Upstate Dim Sum (2005/I):

 

 


just long enough

to leave an impression

dragonfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

planting bulbs

the ring I gave you

in sunlight

 

                 Yu Chang

 

 






dying light

at the corner of the shed

chickens peck away

 

 

 

 

erasing

 

 

 

 

big test day

she scrambles an extra egg

for his breakfast

 

 

               Tom Clausen

 

 

 

 

butterfly,

I hate

my job

 

         John Stevenson





 













mid-river there’s

one duck quacking —

dateless saturday night

 

                 [June 12, 2005]

potluck


tiny check  Count Me OutTalk Left is encouraging its visitors

to sign a petition proclaiming “Howard Dean Speaks for Me.” 

(Read more about the unrepentantly controversial Dean, here,

in today’sWashington Post., “Dean Urges Return to Moral

Values”)  

 

erasingS Here’s my petition (yet again) to Howard Dean: 


“You were chosen because of your fresh ideas

and your affinity with youthful voters.  We ‘adults’

in the Democratic Party would like you to start

stressing Ideas, rather than merely being fresh.

Arguing like a 20-something is not going to return

our party to a winner in presidential races.  Yes,

stress values, but don’t bury them under the mud

of silly name-calling.” 

 

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