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May 2, 2006

haiku wars truce

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 6:31 pm

     Thanks to two appointments that resulted in waiting-room
reading opportunities — one with a mechanic, one with my
primary care physician — I finally read David G. Lanoue’s
latest haiku novel, Haiku Wars.  We discussed the book
at length here.

       HaikuWarsCover  Haiku Wars 

Like Prof. Lanoue’s prior haiku novels — Haiku Guy (2000;
our mini-review), Laughing Buddha (2004) [both from
Red Moon Press], and Dewdrop World (online for free,
2005) — Haiku Wars was fun and enlightening, and filled
with fine haiku by Kobayashi Issa and by David Lanoue.
Here are a few from David Lanoue:

the green jello-
gives a wiggle
earthquake

old friends
in the rice field
Mars and the moon
dark swirls   LanoueSelf
in tombstone marble
I want ice cream
old man in the waves 
looking like
he lost something
the only cicada
without a girlfriend . . .
dusk
…… by David G. Lanoue from Haiku Wars (2006)     HaikuWarsCoverN

…….. potluck

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