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November 24, 2005

thankful for each visitor – a haiku gift for you from f/k/a

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 10:21 am

 pilgrim hat Whether you come here for the poetry or the punditry, or (we hope) both, the f/k/a Gang is grateful each time a visitor stops by — especially our regulars. Even our inadvertent readers give us a warm glow and keep us entertained. (This feeling does not extend to comment and trackback spammers, but we’re only going to say nice things on Thanksgiving Day.)

1st2ndCovers As a very modest token of our appreciation, haikuEsq is posting some of the fruits of dagosan’s fledgling writing efforts in the form of two haiku & senryu brochures:

first impressions, which contains poems that have

been accepted for publication elsewhere this year,

and

second thoughts, a collection of senryu from 2004

and 2005

If you click on the links, you’ll be able to print out the two

sides of each tri-fold brochure (even Prof. Yabut was able,

eventually, to copy the two-sided pages rightside up and

get the folds in the right places).

If you like them enough to want an “official” copy of each

brochure directly from our Mail Room, just send the Editor

an email containing your name and address (see our About 

page, if you don’t already have his email address). We

promise not to use your information for any other purpose.

This offer is good until Dec. 31, 2005.

first date:

she groans with pleasure

. . . at my pun

 

turkeySilAs Elton and Bernie might say, my gifts are my words, 

and these are for you. Thanks for encouraging our haiku advocacy

and instigating much of our punditry. Happy Thanksgiving to

you and to all your loved ones from the f/k/a Gang.

tiny check A special Thanksgiving nod to each of our Honored

Guest Poets, who have made f/k/a a mecca for quality

haiku. Your editor is most grateful for their talent

and generosity.

laid off

she asks the mall santa to

bring dad a job

laid off

she tells the mall santa

dad can make toys

……………………………..   ed markowski from his Mall Santa sequence

Thanksgiving Day–

the whole family silent

watching a football game

…………………..  Lee Gurga from Fresh Scent (1998)

 

Thanksgiving sunrise . . .

cheesecloth over the rolls

in the back seat window

 

………………………    randy brooks from School’s Out (1999)

 

men washing dishes –

an early alarm

ends her Thanksgiving dream

………………….  dagoasn [Nov. 24, 2005]

family album–

the black and white

of my youth

passing the jug
the warmth
of many hands

…………………………………    Jim Kacian from pegging the wind & a second spring

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