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September 1, 2005

this nest’s not empty

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 11:59 am

September 1st!  Summer’s almost gone, but I have no (r)egrets — the

fall edition of The Heron’s Nest (Vol. VII:3, Sept. 2005) is now online.

Each new edition of THN gets my juices flowing — because there are

always so many great haiku, and because many of them will be written

by poets who are f/k/a Honored Guests, which means I can share them

with you directly.


“THNLogoG”   Indeed, the Heron’s Nest Award for this edition — the 

haiku chosen by the editor’s as the “best” of the brood — goes to 

paul m, one of our earliest and favorite guest poets.  Here’s his 

winning poem (and here’s excellent Commentary on it by Peggy 

Willis Lyles):  




the uneven edge

of a quahog shell



Career issues may have been on paul’s mind a lot lately.

This second haiku also appears in the current THN:



daffodil shoots —
all these years
as an accountant



It’s always an honor to have two poems selected “thnLogoF” 

for a single edition of The Heron’s Nest.  Paul had

that honor last June, too, when this pair were




drifting seed fluff . . .
the rented horse
knows an hour’s worth










unpacking a new home —
do whales strand themselves
in this bay?



unemployed” – The Heron’s Nest (THN Award, Sept. 2005)

daffodil shoots” – The Heron’s Nest (Sept. 2005)

unpacking” & “drifting seed fluff – The Heron’s Nest (June 2005)



dandelionClock I’ll be dawdling down at The Heron’s Nest a lot the next few days.

Maybe I’ll see you there.


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