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September 7, 2005

holding on to summer

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 7:34 pm

We have had the best weather of the summer over the past week

here in Schenectady (blue skies, not too hot, not too humid).  I’m

very reluctant to think about the all-too-imminent arrival of cold

weather here in Upstate New York.


So, let’s find a piece of nature and take a stroll with our Honored Guest

paul m, using his award-winning book finding the way.


summer’s end—

riding a borrowed bicycle

past the graveyard




noisy jays

blueberries twist easily

from their stems






no moon as yet

mosquitoes rising

over a field








last picnic

stones along the riverbed

give way to sand




paul m from finding the way: haiku and field notes (Press Here, 2002) 

I’m sorry to say that this wonderful little book, which won the  coyote moon sf

Haiku Society of America’s 2003 Merit Award for the Best Book of

Haiku published in 2002, is currently out of print.  I shall be sharing

many of its 55 haiku here at f/k/a, and will let you know when the 2nd 

printing is available.  The book  is reviewed by Tom Clausen in Modern



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