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October 8, 2005

pithy pumpkin poetry

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu,pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 5:00 pm

pumpkin2 After a week of prolix punditry on our Home Page, haikuEsq has re-asserted himself. Below, you’ll find a crop of pumpkin haiku and senryu. We’ll be adding more by our Honored Guests, as we dig them up.


a giggling coven–
stunted pumpkins
left in the patch

………………………………… paul m.

(3rd place, Shiki Kukai, Nov. 1997)

dry leaves scattered
over roadside pumpkins
the first hard frost

……………………………….. Matt Morden pumpkin neg


pumpkin field

i look back on the face

of a summer love

…………………………. ed markowski

a frown
of concentration
pumpkin carving

carved
into a green pumpkin
queasy face

John Stevenson – “a frown” – Modern Haiku, XXX:2, 1999; “carved” – South by Southeast, 7:3, 2001

pumpkin patch — pumpkin lift

this one is big enough

for my son

 

……………………….. Yu ChangUpstate Dim Sum (2005/I)

autumn sun–
the lawyer carries home
a pumpkin

Barry George

autumn emptiness

i leave the pumpkin

just as it is

 

 

pumpkins rumble

in a passing pick-up…

october sunset

……………….. by ed markowski

………………….. see Lissa & James shop for pumpkins

pumpkin patch-

I sever half a dozen

before my boys agree

…………………………………… Jason Sandord Brown

first day of fall

pumpkin pie

from scratch

 

three-headed stranger –

on his shoulders a pumpkin

and a harvest moon

 

pumpkin

floating in the river

Hunter’s Moon


 

perched on pumpkin2

the sumo’s belly —

one large pumpkin

 

……………………. by dagosan:

“perched on” – Nisqually Delta Review (summer/fall issue 2006)


pumpkin neg potluck

Peace Protestors Banned from Pumpkin Fest Parade: This is a

little hard for me to swallow. The DeKalb, IL, Pumpkin Fest won’t

let the DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace & Justice participate

in this year’s parade — apparently because the organizers received

a number of written and oral complaints about their past participation.

Organizers said they don’t need a reason to reject a group and that

“nothing controversial” would be allowed. The peace group offered

to “carry only signs that promoted peace, not any that referred to

any particular political issue, war or federal office holder,” but that

was rejected. (DeKalb Daily Chronicle, “Pumpkin fest bans pro-peace

marchers,” Oct. 8, 2005)

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. all those damn punkins
    sitting perfect and orange
    where the hell’s my knife?

    Comment by b1-66er — October 8, 2005 @ 11:06 pm

  2. david,
    thought i’d add one here. daatwa back to 03,
    never sent, never published. ed / piles of
    pumpkins / i recall the face / of a summer love

    Comment by ed markowski — October 9, 2005 @ 12:07 am

  3. thank you, Edward.  I like it and have just added it to the body of this post.

    Comment by David Giacalone — October 9, 2005 @ 12:28 am

  4. David: thanks for the information on my current addiction with hiaku and various legal discussions. I wrote you my own hiaku or whatever:

    big toe on one foot
    almost sure the site is good–
    crazy pumpkin writers

    I am still reading it all.

    Comment by fanny powell — October 13, 2007 @ 2:15 pm

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