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August 12, 2005

dagosan’s scrapbook — August 2005

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 10:12 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


 













two days

after the hurricane —

tears for strangers

 



                          [Aug. 31, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


litigation bags —

the associate’s

half-closed eyes

 

                     [Aug. 31, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sticky sunrise —

waking to an empty

ice cream carton

 

                     [Aug. 30, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


sudden scent

of moth balls —

the widow’s open window

 

                     [Aug. 29, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aging veggies

in the fridge —

I break a few eggs

 

 

        [Aug. 28, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


clearing out 

the spider webs —

again, I spare the cricket


              [Aug. 27, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


scratching my back —

one more job

for the scarecrow

 

         [Aug. 26, 2005]  





 

 

 

 

 

 

 


backyard bocce –


tonight we’re

the noisy neighbors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

grandpa’s smile

vanishes —

one flattened tomato plant

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

the red ball is closest —

sunset distracts

the green team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





twilight —

not even the dog

can find the pallina

 

 

 





 

 





girls against guys —

who knew

white wine improves your aim?







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

late August —

she switches 

my fan to low speed

 

[Aug. 24, 2005]  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
no impatiens this year —

resenting

the lazy neighbor

 

      [Aug. 23, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rounding the curve —

an almost-full moon

rolls back into view


[Aug.22, 2005]  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the power boat’s wake —

a pair of ducks

gets goosed

 

 

[Aug. 21, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

end of August —

bees shun

the wrinkled roses

 

      [Aug. 20, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


something I said?

the cricket’s

gone, too

 

        [Aug. 19, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

six ducks

on a river log —

seven dawdlers


 [Aug. 18, 2005]      





 

 

 

 

 

 

 


bathtub cricket,

where do you go

while I shower?

 

         [Aug. 17, 2005]  





 

 

 

                       “assembly agita”:





 


“easy to assemble
I put it back and
grab a teddybear





 

 

 

 

 

first night on campus —

mom’s gone 

and the bed’s still in its box

 







 

 

 

 

 

setting up the creche —

the Baby’s name

whispered over and over

 

 

[Aug. 17, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


after the rain —

a three-quarter moon

over the closed five-n-dime

 

 

    [Aug. 16, 2005]





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


shopping for sweet corn —

the attractive stranger

is very choosy

 

              [Aug. 15, 2005]









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



sunday night rain —

the church lady curses

headlights with halos

 

      [Aug. 14, 2005]

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



lemon-ice stand —

the lawyer-dad looks for

a Brain Freeze Warning

 

             [Aug. 13, 2005]





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the old couple’s legs –

skinny and white as

mine


[Aug. 12, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


from the shower,

a sad love song —

bathtub cricket

 

 

[Aug. 11, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


firefly season ends —

the freshman

packs her car

 

 

     [Aug. 10, 2005, for megan & katie]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


a golden sliver of moon —

her wedding ring

glints

 

 

        [Aug. 9, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rattle, whir, hum —

three-fan night

in August

 

[Aug. 8, 2005]


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

balmy Sunday —

alone indoors

with one fat housefly

 

 



            [Aug. 7, 2005]

 


 


 


 



first-date daisies

she never mentions

they’re wilting

 



             [Aug. 6, 2005]

 

 

 











the grocery bag spills

blueberries . . . . . . r    o    l     l

bananas don’t

 

           [Aug. 5, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






her thirty-year-old

photo — my nag finishes

out of the money


[Aug.4, 2005]  

 

 

 

 


postcard sunset —

                geese

              flying

                in

                   broken

     formation

 

 

                  [Aug. 3, 2005]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


the sweaty tenant

the sweating

toilet seat

 

 

            [Aug. 2, 2005]




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stars fading –

she says I resemble

that aging actor

 

 


[Aug. 1, 2005]  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

two squirrels play tree tag —

slow moving

Saturday night

 

 

[Aug. 1, 2005]  

 

 

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