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July 19, 2007

outfit oratory

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu,q.s. quickies — David Giacalone @ 10:19 am

clohanger I said it here two years ago today and — after overhearing a few conversations recently at a restaurant — I’m going to say it again, “males don’t wear outfits“! Indeed, in 2005, I pleaded:

[N]o loopholes, ladies: neither boys, nor babies and toddlers of the male gender, wear “outfits” — no matter how cute you may think their clothes look. Of course, there are times when males wear uniforms or costumes, and men may even be members of an outfit, but they do not wear outfits. See: the lyrics to “Outfit” by Drive-by Truckers, from their 2003 album “DecorationDay” . . .

For examples of female people wearing outfits, check out Gianni Versaci’s Legacy, in today’s New York Times, where Versace’s death 10 years ago is remembered in “The Murder on Ocean Drive” (July 19, 2007). Meanwhile, there’s murder in the hearts of many drivers in Virginia, where a “lead-footers’ rebellion” is being waged against new laws “imposing huge new fines — some as high as $2,500 — for residents caught driving 20 miles above the speed limit or engaging in other reckless driving.” (New York Times, “High fines for speeding anger Virginians,” July 19, 2007)

withering wind…
the scarecrow’s jacket
fits

…………………………… by ed markowski

the accused teen
and his lawyer…
dressed for spring

…………………………. by barry george

a shiny disco shirt
out of the attic trunk . . .
something scurries away

…………………………………… by randy brooks from School’s Out

spiltBucketG On July 19, 2005, we also shared three poems by Peggy Willis Lyles,

including this one from Frogpond XXVIII:2:

mops and pails–
the wren goes on singing
with straw in its beak

Here’s are a few of the many poems published by Peggy since then:

a breeze
where paths cross
tangled vines

crisp maps
beside the backpack–
morning star

moonrise
a man on a treadmill
nods and smiles

time out spiltWine
the setting sun
takes center field

Sunday afternoon–
butterflies sweep the slow end
of the soccer field

blue butterflies
a knife without a handle
on the lichened stone

grey Atlantic
a pelican crosses
the rainbow

……………………….. by Peggy Lyles
“a breeze”, “crisp maps” & “moonrise” – FreeXpressSion 2007
“time out” – Modern Haiku, Winter/Spring 2007
“sunday afternoon–” – Mayfly #41, Summer 2006
“blue butterflies” – Roadrunner Haiku Journal, May 2007 Issue VII:2
“grey Atlantic” – Mainichi Daily News (July 2007)

mid-July –
the weatherman explains
dew points again

………………………. by dagosan, July 19, 2005

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