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April 2, 2006

honorary gumbahs: yu and john

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:23 am

Not all of my gumbahs” are Italo-American.   Over dim sum, carrot cake,

haiku, and lawn bocce, John Stevenson and Yu Chang have become, in

the words of The American Heritage Dictionary:


Goombah: n. Slang.  A companion or associate, especially an

older friend who acts as a patron, protector, or adviser.  

[Think of “older” as in “wiser,” “more mature.”]

 


Let me tell you, these gumbahs can write haiku and senryu!

 


YChang

yu chang

 

 


sunrise

the new guppy

fans its tail

 

 

 






mountain trail

my heart beat

louder than I remember

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mountain pass

sun

on every windshield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




waiting for you

another pair of headlights

through the fog

 

 

 

 

 






 

 






circuits lab

his mistake

in the air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


evening silence

cat food for the stray

untouched

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drainage ditch

first frog

of spring 

 


except: “drainage ditch” – (2003/II)

 

 

 

                                                                              froglegs 

 

 




his spotless

new office

my dermatologist

 

 

 

 

 

 






home

and homesick

all-night diner

 

 

 

 

 

satellite image

   of my childhood home

   . . . the woods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Monday morning

putting the point

on a pencil

 

 

 

 

diner dude gray 

 

 

 

a touching movie

the ushers wait

for us to leave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kayak

to the point

a bent reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




dinner for one

a view

of the ocean

 

 

 


 

 

potluck


tiny check Darn, I forgot all about Spring Break and swimsuits, when I

ate that entire bag of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses at 3 AM

last night.  Good thing the NYT reminded me to start dieting again.



 

 

tiny check Please: Spare me from power-hungry political webloggers and from

liberal Democrats who think we can win elections by becoming  ideological

purists and forming thought-police posses. See NYT and Althouse.

 





all fools day
my daughter gets in first
with a pinch and punch

 

      matt morden – morden haiku

tiny check  Gumbah-haijin Matt Morden linked yesterday to a piece discussing

the origins of April Fool’s Day – All Fools Day. 

 




 

                                                                                                                      froglegs neg

 

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