f/k/a archives . . . real opinions & real haiku

August 17, 2005

better late

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:53 am

I apologize for posting our daily haiku so late today. 

Prof. Yabut monopolized my keyboard all day.


I’m pleased to announce that five of f/k/a’s Honored Guests   announcer

have been honored in the 9th Mainichi International Haiku Contest (2005)


Second Prizes in the International (English) section went to:



winter night
firemen coil
smoke-scented rope


        john stevenson






a long fly ball
arcs above the moon
summer deepens


         ed markowski 


Honorable Mention went to:


fading stars—
something of my father
in the bobwhite’s call

         peggy lyles 



dry air—
the dog shaking off
the ocean

       gary hotham


plum gathering
through thick branches
pieces of sky

        roberta beary


daylilyG  For your late-night enjoyment, I also want to point out that the

Autumn 2005 edition of Simply Haiku journal is now available online. It

presents haiku and other short-form Japanese poetry by many fine haijin,

including five haiku each by two friends of f/k/a — the ubiquitous and

prolific Ed Markowski and the always-curious Bret Wooldridge (who has

a wife and 6 daughters, but still doesn’t know what women want).


Here’s another gem from Mr. Markowski, first published at

tinywords (May 20, 2004):


morning moon
the nooks and crannies
of an english muffin



  • by dagosan                                               

after the rain —

a three-quarter moon

over the closed five-n-dime



[Aug. 16, 2005]





boxerSignN Things got a little rowdy today over at the Legal Underground cafe. 

Evan’s regulars got a bit worked up over Ted and Walter‘s take on the Stella

Awards and the related L.A. Times series. 





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