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June 27, 2005

david giacalone: haiku and senryu (2004)

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:28 pm

 


— below are haiku and senryu written by this weblog’s Editor, David A. Giacalone.  They first appeared on the f/k/a homepage, under the name “dagosan”the unedited daily offerings from dagosan can be found in his  “scrapbooks” by going to the dagosan archives page —


 


                                                                                                                               crows



sleet turns to rain –

snow buddha’s visit

cut short

                            [Dec. 31, 2004]

 



 

 


 
 

 


one smirking

snowman

one hatless scarecrow

 

                                [Dec. 30, 2004] 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

children awash

in christmas gifts —

tsunami on tv

 



      [Dec. 28, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 


coins inside the walnuts –

great-grandchildren

cracking a smile
                              [Dec. 27, 2004, for Grandpa Bart] 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cross words over turkey

over parenting —

the Yule log burns


                              [Dec. 26, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


a sleigh-shaped cloud

floats by –

Christmas morning blue sky   

                                                        [Dec. 25, 2004]    

 

 



 

 

 


Nana serves

Grandma’s recipes —

Christmas Eve calamari    

                                                        [Dec. 24, 2004]       

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

two-hour backup —

just past the accident,

Christmas Eve rainbow

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

wrapping and

packing–

she pastes on a smile


                                             [Dec. 22, 2004]

 

 

 

 




  






married a decade

she hides

the mistletoe

 

 





married a decade

he buys

new mistletoe

                                                     [Dec. 20, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


wind chill zero

outside the high school

not one jacket zipped

                                   [Dec. 18, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3 am nature call–

the nagging drip

of icicles

                    [Dec. 17, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


fogged window –

too cold

meets too hot

                                   [Dec. 15, 2004]

 

 

 










winter wind

rattles the windows –

the fridge hums louder

 

                                   [Dec. 14, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


birthday phone call –

your triple bypass

trumps my bad knee

 

                                            [Dec. 13, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 


waiting room –

the masked man

brings his own magazine


                               [Dec. 11, 2004]

 

 


 


eyelid lightshow —

he hits the snooze button

one more time


                              [Dec. 10, 2004]





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday morning

omelet

for one

 

 



a single

mimosa

– hold the toast

  

 

 

 

 

 



two strawberry blondes

lean into the wind –

cattails lean with it                                        

                                          [Dec. 4, 2004] 


 

 

 

 

 
snow falls

from a low gray sky –

she lifts the sauce pan lid

 

                           [Dec. 3, 2004] 

 

 



 

a favorite tree

reflected in the river –


made me look again

                                            [Dec. 2, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the river mirrors

the busy bridge –

one duck races the cars

                                            [Dec. 1, 2004]

 

 

 







under nana’s afghan –

dreaming homemade 

bread and meatballs


                                                   [Nov 30, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the shower massage

finds her navel –

Buddha smile                                

                                    [Nov 23, 2004] 






 


 


 


 


 





rainy night drive —

squinting at glare 

through dad’s eyes

                             [Nov 21, 2004]






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clogged drain–

300-pound plumber

under the sink

   

                                        [Nov.20, 2004] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


sitting to meditate-

toilet and nose

start to run


                        [Nov. 15, 2004]


 

 




waving from the river bank

waving back

cattails

               [Nov. 13, 2004]



 

 

 

 

 


 





handful of pawns

protect the king –

Veterans Day




                              [Nov.11, 2004



  


 


 


even lovelier

naked

backyard elm

 

                 [Nov. 10, 2004]    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

almost sunset –

mottled clouds

blush at my stare 

                                [Nov 7, 2004]  

 



 


 


 

 

 


election over

dirty laundry

awaits

 

                 [Nov. 4, 2004]







 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 




candy for goblins

disappears early —

sneaking out to buy more

 

                                [Oct. 28, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hunter's Moon sm:

Lunar Eclipse [and World Series] Sequence

 

 



eclipse tonight —

no cover

no rain date

 




full moon

encircled by clouds

— awaiting the hunter

 

 

 

 






pumpkin

floating in the river

Hunter’s Moon

 

 











wow, it’s orange!

tawny, she corrects

_ _ Blood Moon



 

 

 

 

 

 

out of the

         shadow 

              redstockings





 







                            [October 28, 2004]



 

 


 



first night at her place –

three-dog gal

no-dog guy

                         [Oct. 26, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



toilet seat up –

bedroom

suddenly chilly

                          [Oct. 25, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 





another stray dog

finds

her

                    [Oct. 23, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








alongside

the silent crew scull –

coach’s angry bullhorn          

                                                 [Oct. 19, 2004] 

 

 

 







cold fingers —

sitting on my hands

before touching hers                       

                                              [Oct. 18, 2004]




 

 

 

 

 

 

 





first date:

she groans with pleasure

. . .  at my pun

                            [Oct. 20, 2004]




 

  

 

 

 

              

 

 


the stale air

of an old man’s home —

opening my front door

                                       [Oct. 21, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

health food store:

unnatural sneeze

in the candle aisle

                                    [Oct. 16, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 






 

 

 


expecting rain,

smiling at

the blue sky


                            [Oct. 14, 2004] 

      

 

 

 

                 

 

Columbus Day trip


red and yellow crayons

turn into stubs

                           

                                          [Oct. 12, 2004]

 








 

 


 

waking too late

to see the dawn

– he pencils-in sunset


                                           [Oct. 7, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 



 



blinds open

to the midday sun –

summer’s gone                   


                     [Oct. 1, 2004]


 


 

 

 




 

just before

the pale orange moon

a bright orange sky

                                [Sept. 28, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










harvest moon

over Wal-Mart —

schlepping groceries    

                                           [Spet. 26, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


no coffee brewing

no scent of love —

the hermit wakes


 

                                            [Sept. 25, 2004]













 

 

 

 

 

 

 


visiting mom and dad —

faces and refrains

gettin’ old

           

                                  [Sept. 22 & 26,, 2004] 






 

 

 

 

 

 

last day of summer –

the old cat naps

in the sunny window         

                                        [Sept. 21, 2004] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

caught hiding the stash –

colombian

caffeine 

                                           [Sept. 19, 2004]

 

 

 

 

 

street closed

for the Saturday Faire

the only sound is rain


 

                                           [Sept. 18, 2004]

 









 

 

October peonies –
still perfect
from the curb  
                




[Sept. 15, 2004]

 


 


 



supine at noon

sunshine spotlights

one big toe


[Sept. 14, 2004]



 


 


 


a breeze! 

a draft!

the window fan stirs debate       

 

                                    [Sept. 13, 2004] 




the double amputee

winces 


[Sept. 11, 2004]

 








              

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

first day of school

bus stop horseplay 

wakes the empty-nester

               

                              [Sept. 7, 2004]

 

 

 



 

 

 


hand-in-hand

until

the mosquito mugging

                                  [Sept. 3, 2004]

 

 

 

 







 

Labor Day

the parade starts and ends

at the mall

 

                         [Sept. 2, 2004]

 

 




 


 


ancient snapshot

their last smiles

for the camera

 

                         [Sept. 1, 2004]

 

 








 

 

 

 

 

 


soap-stung eyes —

an eight-year-old’s face

flashes in the mirror

           

                                        [Aug. 28, 2004] 





 


 






 

just below

the “riverview apartment” —

ten ripe garbage cans

           

                                        [Aug. 27, 2004] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



honking at my window —

geese above

cabbie below

                        [Sept. 19, 2004]

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


sleepless night

she won’t stop

leaving me alone            

                                        [Aug. 21, 2004] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clock tower with crescent moon

—  only the moon

follows us home                           



                 [Aug. 20, 2004] 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


typing stops —

laptop activist

gets off his butt                          



[Aug. 17, 2004]



 

 

 

their babies

never cry

never stop crying


[Aug, 25, 2004, for Dafur’s victims]      

 

 

 

 

 


the garbage bag lands —

squirrel and I 

startle eachother

                                      [08-13-04] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




to-read list

and summer corn

growing, growing

 


                         [Aug. 12, 2004]

                                 Legal Studies Forum XXIX:1 (2005) 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





tailgater

     passing on a sharp curve —

take a deep breath




[Aug. 8, 2004]

 

 




waking, the agnostic asks

who dried the dishes

and hung that sun? 


                                   [Aug. 6, 2004]

                                           Legal Studies Forum XXIX:1 (2005) 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a good pout

rudely interrupted

by impatiens

                          [Aug. 5, 2004]

 







 

 

 


a welcome smile

from the past —

obituary photo

                                [08-01-04]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

old dog and master

jostling

for the tiny spot of shade

    

                  [07-31-04]

                  Legal Studies Forum XXIX:1 (2005) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
cursing

the unset alarm clock –

late for church again

                                                  [07-30-04]

 




 



 

waking from a young man’s dream

last night’s body

creaks and groans

                                              [7-27-04]

 




 

 

 




in bed 

alone

with a nagging back

                                   [7-25-04]

 

 

 

 

 

 

July escape –

pensioner parked

      in front of a fan

                                             [07-22-04]

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

idling

at my bedroom window 

the garbage truck    

                                [07-20-04]

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the old man stops

at a green light

driving into the sunset                       

                                                [7-17-04]






 

 

 

 
jaws clenched

writing

haiku

             [07-16-04]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



mottled gray sky

impatiens

grow louder                        [7-15-04]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

false dawn

the paperboy hits

the snooze button                        [7-14-04]

 


 

 

 

 

 

empty punchbowl:

husband and wife

avoid the mistletoe

                              [7-13-04]   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


arm too short

hand too wide —

the space between sink and stove            [07-12-04]

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


moonless night — 
above our yard 

the Goodyear Blimp

                                [07-08-04]










frog and I

eyeing

the mosquito

 

 

 

 

the late-riser

stays for an encore:

eyelid lightshow

                                 [07-07-04]

 







 

 

startled

by the old guy 

in the men’s room mirror                 

                                     [07-05-04]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the holiday starts

like any day —

toilet flushes                         [07-04-04]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


children’s voices rise

one neighbor frowns

one smiles                          [07-03-04]

 

 

 

 

 




finale:

fireflies

follow fireworks

                          [07-02-04, for e.m.]

 

 

 

 

“maintain tunnel speed”

a heavy foot is
suddenly light

                                           [dag, 07-01-04]  

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

hawk

then helicopter —

highway patrol

                                [07-02-04]

 

 

 

 

 


new paperback – –
the sun sets 
without me

                      [06-29-04; The Heron’s Nest  (March 2005)] 
 

 





 


 


 



soccer novice 
practices his footwork: 
daughter teaching dad

              

                                    [06-27-04]    

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


summer blockbuster

fireflies outdo

Spielberg

 

          [06-24-04]

 

 

 

 

 






comparing aches 

before the show —

senior organ recital

                               [06-23-04, thanks r.n.]  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

her dimpled smile! 

no exclamation point 

needed

                            [06-22-04]  

 

 

 

 

 


late-comers:

fireflies join

the solstice party

 

                               [06-20-04] 

  

 

 











 

 

summer’s here!

worked up a sweat

sleeping


[06-18-04]


 


 


 

guest room

old friend
on an old mattress


[06-13-04] 

 

 

 

 

 

it’s pink! it’s purple!

sunset inspires 

    more bickering

                             frogpond, Vol. XXVIII, #2 (2005)

 

 

 

 

full tummies
and empty bladders
not for long


[06-10-04] 





 

 

 

have you
finished this page yet,
fly on my thumb?




        [06-10-04]



 


 


 



storm alert
every kind of cloud  
in one sky



    [06-02-04;  Legal Studies Forum XXIX:1 (2005) ]  


 


 


 


“All-U-Can-Eat” sign
a vulture discovers  
the roadkill deer 


                           [06-01-04] 


    




    



gold star nana   
holds one small hand
remembers another
                               [05-31-04]


 


 


 



New Guinea   
dad rather not 
talk about it
                        [05-29-04]


 







 







butterfly’s birth

– the unpacked swimsuit smells

of moth balls

                     [dag, 05-14-04]










her due date

we hug 

       on an angle –

                               [dag, 05-07-04]









the dogwood blooms:

a fat lady on tiptoes

enhales deeply

                         [dag, 05-01-04]










 






parka on its hook –

a Spring day colder

than it looks

                       [04-25-04]



 

 







earth’s birthday:

recycling our Valentine

cards

               [04-22-04]


 









hardboiled eggs:

one peels easily

one doesn’t

                   [d04-06-04]


 









radiator

colder than my fingers –

first day of Spring

                [03-20-04]

 




 


 


never
noticed that tree until
this sunset
                   [02-26-04]


 



 






almost dusk
driving while distracted
by tree after tree
                           [02-23-04]


 




winter twins – –

which tree blossomed

last Spring?

                   Legal Studies Forum XXIX:1 (2005) 



 


 




mom’s genes:

coffee-talk about

arthritis

……. dag, 02-12-04]



frozen waves

hello-goodbye along

the icy river

                        [02-09-04]





 



digital age –

at the keyboard watching

aging digits

                            02-06-04]



.

 


 


the early alarm
is quickly forgiven:
pink-cloud morning 
                                          [01-29-04]


 


 



                 




waiting undressed
to meet the new doctor
cold feet
                        [01-27-04 (thanks, Alice]


 


 



waking alone 
the morning after:
dirty dishes
                        [01-20-04]






 


 


cloud-covered twilight   
re-setting the printer    
to grayscale
                           [01-17-04]




 


 


never knew   
the name of that alley:  
new eyeglasses
                            [01-12-04]



 



 



afghan warming  
on the radiator —  
brilliantly misplaced

                                             [ 01-11-04]


 


 


 


silently  
she lures me to the kitchen  
peeled tangerine
                                     Tug of the Current (HSA,
2004 Members’ Anthology)


     


 


 


warm enough 
to linger at the river 
year-end bonus
                        


 





white to pink– 
who painted the clouds while 
we shopped for wine?
                                  Legal Studies Forum XXIX:1 (2005) 


 


 


 


through sleepy eyes: 
a crow glides past the window
then the hawk
                            [12-25-03]


 


 


 







lips and tongues
our traditional Christmas
papercuts
                            [12-20-03]


 


 



 


married ten years
nobody looks for
the mistletoe

                       [12-20-03]


 


 


 



blue sky
behind bare branches
year-end bonus 
                                   Legal Studies Forum XXIX:1 (2005) 


 







a perfect cloud floats past
the window-framed sky —


typing stops
                                      [12/12/03]


 


 




alone –
hugging 
warm laundry


                [06/12/04, The Heron’s Nest (March, 2005)]





 


 


 



first glimpse
of the just-lighted tree
full moon parts the clouds
                                                         [12/08/03]


 


 


 






poking a cold nose
from under warm blankets
the squirrel and I
                                   [12/05/03]

 

 



 

 


scraping the windshield
first snowfall without you
and our garage
                                        [12/02/03] 


 

 

crows flip

 

 

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