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July 8, 2005

dagosan’s scrapbook — July 2005

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 7:57 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 index


 












8th birthday –

she wants a diamond

and new cleats

 

            [for Lissa, July 31, 2005]

 

 

 

 


another summer

infatuation

orange daylilies

 

 

[July 30, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


fasting for a blood test —

the phlebotomist

puts down his doughnut

 

 

 

 

 

 




cute receptionist —

handing her

a Medicare card

 


                [July 29, 2005]

 

 




 



cooler after the storm —

a smile from

the neighborhood scold

 


                [July 28, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





one more

razor nick —

she kisses the whiskered cat

 

 

[July 27, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July heatwave —

the hardhats grieve over

lukewarm coffee

 

                     [July 26, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


lawn seating —

we hear

the clouds float by 

 

                          [July 25, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


writer’s block —

an ice cream binge

inspires brain freeze

 


                 [July 22, 2005]     

 

 

 

 





perigee:

the moon

closer than you

 

 

[July 21 2005]  

 

 

 

 

 

 






open window —

summer breeze

blows right by

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

a lot less humid

choosing

the sunny side of the street

 

 

[July 20 2005]  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


mid-July —

the weatherman

explains dew points again         


                 [July 19, 2005]

 








 

 

 

 


toweling off —

why do I always

start here?             

                       [July 18, 2005]

 

 

 

 




sultry Sunday

freezer pops and

blue tongues


[July 17, 2005]     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


harvest moon

a cartful

of groceries

 

 

[orig. Sept. 26, 2004,

     edited, July 16, 2005]

 

 










rush-hour red light —

every car but ours

airconditioned

 

 

[July 15, 2005]

 






 

 

 

 

 


just past sunset —

faded daylilies

more orange than before

 

 

[July 14, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the gull we shooed —

watching and

watching its flight

 

             [July 13, 2005]

 

 

 

tawny

crescent moon –

the curve of her tan line

 

 

[July 12, 2005]







 

 

 

 

 

an oak shades

the newly-waxed Saab —

sparrow scores a bull’s-eye

 

 

[July 11, 2005]

 


 


 


 


Sunday dawn —

yawning

all the way back to bed

 

                              [July 10, 2005]       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



sudden downpour

wet t-shirts

show much too much 

 

                              [July 8, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
summer laundry —

the colors pile

half the size of the whites

 

[July 7,2005]    


 


 


 


not until we’re married!

he invokes

the kissing loophole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


just as much fun

with our dentures out

 

 

 

 

 

 




his pop-fly

kisses the moon —

heading to second 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the bedroom spider

gets clemency —

not the mosquito

 




 

[July 6, 2005]

 

 

 


 





parked on the shoulder

in a driving rain —

our flashers dim


 

[July 5, 2005]









 

 






the old war vet —

holding his grandson

and oxygen tank

 


photo by arthur j. giacalone

 

 

 

 

 

 

fireworks –

in the crowd

one dog wimphers, one howls
 




 

 

 

 

 

                               !!!!!!!


                      finale

                     f

                    f

                   f

                  f

                 f

                f

               f

              f

fireworks  

town hall fireflies

keep working the crowd

                         

 

[July 4, 2005]



 

 

 

 

 




bedroom cricket —

she wants it caught 

                        and brought outside 

 

[July 3, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 






breakfast alone

a cricket

in the kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

double-play:

baseball and fireworks

called on account of rain 

 

 

[July 2, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July downpour —

a tiny dry patch

on the porch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





lightning storm —

the constant flashing

of digital clocks

 

 

[July 1, 2005]

 

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