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November 5, 2005

tasks unfinished

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 7:05 pm

Frogpond (the Journal of the Haiku Society of America) is only

published three times a year, so it’s always a treat to find a

new edition in my mailbox, as I did today.  The first thing I do

(after checking to see what my own haiku looks like in print)

is skim the Index of Contributors, to see where to find new  

work by f/k/a‘s Guest Poets.   There are quite a few gems,

which I’ll be sharing with you over the next week, plus haiku

and related forms of poetry by dozens of other haijin. 


fpLogo   Barry George has two senryu in the new frogpond.

I’m going to save one of them until winter, but this one seems

like a very good way cap the haiku baseball season:




pop fly

going foul . . .

the catcher’s bald spot









el tunnel—
the cloud of light before
a train appears








after hours gym—
a heavy bag sways slowly
in the window



“BoxerSignN” Barry George 

“el tunnel” & “after hours” – Haiku Harvest (Jan-Feb 2003)

 “pop fly” – Frogpond XXVIII:3




  • by dagosan                                               

same moon

same clock tower –



                     [Nov. 5, 2005]


Jeremy Richey has reprinted three paragraphs he believes

every American should read at least once every year.  Wise,

moving words, about our Nation’s “unfinished task.”




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