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June 21, 2005

hello, summer (please keep your cool)

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:15 pm

Well, we didn’t make it to Stonehenge’s summer solstice festival, and

weren’t even up for the sunrise today.  But, the f/k/a gang always knows

how to celebrate the seasons: with an extra helping of haiku, of course.

 

In addition to today’s featured poet, Canadian haijin DeVar Dahl, we’ve

invited Rebecca Lilly, Yu Chang and Kobayashi Issa to our solstice party,

with dagosan providing the snacks.

 

 


sultry day

a swallow runs its beak

across the pond


 

 

 

 

hawk flight

 

 

long summer day

a hawk holds its place

between the clouds

 

 




 

 

 






this heat
words written in the dust
on the shed window

 





“long summer day” – New Resonance 3: Emerging VoicesPresence 15 

“sultry day” – A Piece of Egg Shell (Magpie Haiku Press, 2004); WHC WorldHaikuRev. I:3

this heat” – WHC Shiki Haiku Poems Contest

 

 


 
the sky colors
of dawn have changed
to summer clothes


 

 

 

 

 



 

stitching together
the short summer nights…
singing frogs

 


 

ISSA, translated by David G. Lanoue 

 

 

 

 

butterflyN

 

 

 

 

A clear hot day

the silence

behind the butterfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Afternoon warmth–

a soft breeze curling

falled peony petals

 

 

 


(Birch Prees Press, 2002)

 

 

 





bumblebee

deeper in the petunia

summer heat

 

 

 

 

 



 


 


 

stepping out

with my holey socks

summer stars

 

 

 Yu Chang, from  A New Resonance (1999)

“bumblebee” – Acorn I

 





 




  • by dagosan                                              


summer solstice:

there’s no

shady side of the street

 

 






trying to write

one new haiku —

a giant wasp circles my head

 

  June 21, 2005]                                                                 waspN

 

 

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