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July 18, 2005

david giacalone: haiku & senryu (2005/I)

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 10:49 pm

 

 

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— 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 —

 

– for an earlier edited collection, see david giacalone: haiku & senryu (2004) –

 












she pirouttes


in her new swimsuit —


standing ovation




[June 30, 2005]














looking
for a wedding ring —
seeing she has one
[June 28, 2005]






one bee and
a gardenful of roses —
on line at the ice cream truck
[June 27, 2005]










95 degrees
the refrigerator
sweats, too
perspiration rolls
across flat abs —
her innie
[June 25, 2005]















winding road —


under the influence


of a strawberry moon






[June 24, 2005]















stuck behind a school bus


two yellow jackets


hitch a ride



[June 23, 2005]













too much tongue


the taste


of the popsicle stick




[June 22, 2005]















summer solstice:


both sides of the street


sunny



[June 21, 2005]
















the fireflies


are no-shows —


mosquitos keep working





[June 14, 2005]









the pretty girl’s


sunburnt face —


pale bald spot under my hat



[June 12, 2005]

















one quacking duck


mid-river


dateless saturday night



[June 12, 2005]














flea market —


dog and master


marking territory



[June 11, 2005]




june morning


clammy pajamas


before the alarm



[June 7, 2005]










 
 

my eyes water —
dandelion clocks
form sidewalk clouds   
[June 5, 2005]


 

 
 
moonless night
on the river
the Goodyear Blimp floats by

[orig. July, 2004; edit June 5, 2005]

 

 

 

vietman
memorial —
the protestor’s reflection
[May 30, 2005]








unofficial start


of summer —


parkas huddled ’round the grill


[May 29, 2005]

 

 

 

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goslings    goose     gander
glide downstream
staring at the dessert cart —
four lovely coeds
at the next table

[May 27, 2005]

















leaving her place —


a hug


you’d give a friend


[May 26, 2005]





 

the widow’s
dead rosebush —
giant thorns
[May 20, 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]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

falling blossoms
soon
just another tree
[May 16, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

greatgrandpa’s
bocce balls —
three generations choose sides

 

[May 15, 2005]














zoo peacocks


in full array — the shirtless


fat man reads Shakespeare



[May 13, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blossoms past their peak —
baby-boomer’s
blind date
[May 12, 2005]

 

 

 

cherry tomatoes
on toothpicks — a vapor trail
spears the midday moon
[May 11, 2005]
Simply Haiku (Vo. 3, No. 3, Winter 2005)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday sunset
four geese fly by
double-dating
[May 9, 2005]

 

dusty cookbooks:
soup can
in the sink

 
 
 

picnickers flee
a slate-gray sky —
lilacs aglow
[May 3, 2005]

 
 
 

 

temper tantrum
at the mall —
parking lot saplings bloom

[May 2, 2005]

 
 
 

showing off
her May Day drawing —
every pink crayon a nub

[May 1, 2005]









the nine-year-old’s


best shoes


the puddle-covered sidewalk



[April 30, 2005]












new kids move in nextdoor —


do I dare


smile?















storm clouds gather —


city hall tower


just stands there












the neighbor’s new dress


for a moment forgetting


you’re twice her age



[April 29, 2005]









Seder


the kids suddenly


like macaroons





[April 29, 2005]










twin beds arrive


– – –


she says it’s ’cause I snore




[April 27, 2005]











one sparrow


along the river —


squinting, there’s no city



[April 26, 2005]





























Earth Day —
recycled bottles
in a three-car garage
[April 24, 2005]











first-date stroll


April tulips


closed tight


[April 22, 2005]














cursing last year’s


unraked leaves —


the dogwood blossoms



[April 19, 2005]














line-drive double
over second base —
coach says I swang late
[April 18, 2005]

a young man’s
erotic dream —
the old man’s bladder wakes him
[April 18, 2005]












just another


Sunday stroll — until


the flower box pansies



[April 17, 2005]














spring’s first mosquito


on my cheek —


the neighbor waves back










admissions week —


two fat envelopes


and two skinny ones




[April 16, 2005]













squinting to see him —
another generation
sent to right field


[April 15, 2005]



(V:4, Nov. 2005)















waiting


for the alarm to buzz —


sunbeams warm my ear



[April 12, 2005]












the first


jetski of spring —


seagulls take aim



[April 10, 2005]





















home from the wake —


a robin perched


on the newly-toppled tree



[April 8, 2005]
















mom’s arthritis


acting up —


I take two Advil



[April 7, 2005]




(V:4, Nov. 2005)



























Spring arrives —


peeps


melting on the dashboard



[April 5, 2005]


Simply Haiku (Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2005)










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