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February 13, 2008

giacalone haiga at MagnaPoets Japanese Form

Filed under: Haiga or Haibun — David Giacalone @ 9:26 pm

My contributions to the now-defunct MagnaPoets Japanese Form group weblog (under the proprietorship of the enviably multi-talented Aurora Antonovic, editor of the MagnaPoets Journal) were too numerous and too enjoyable to risk losing them as the Journal goes through changes.    So, I’ve decided to collect many of them here at f/k/a for future reference.  Most of the posts were haiga, but there were also many single haiku and senryu, along with an occasional sequence of poems.  Included are dozens of “Nostalgia Haiga” incorporating photos taken by my mother (Mama G.) over half a century ago.  [update: I did not finish this project, but am glad to have salvaged quite a few of the haiga.]

The photos in the haiga below were taken by my lawyer brother Art Giacalone, or by my mother Connie M. Giacalone, a/k/a Mama G (plus one by Yu Chang and one by myself). They are presented in reverse-chronological order.

February 11, 2008:

a broken heart carved
on the frozen pond —
fish bucket empty

photo & poem: David Giacalone; poem published at Simply Haiku (Haiku Section, vol. 6 no. 3, Fall 2008)

January 30, 2008

sunset stroll –
searching snowbanks
for butterflies

photo: Yu Chang; poem: David Giacalone (in mem Arthur P. Giacalone, see post)

June 27, 2007

lull in the parade
small hands reach
for the same balloon

– orig. version of poem in a haiga, 45th WHA Haiga Contest (May 2007)
– above haiga, with poem slightly revised (thanks AA), at MagnaPoetsJF (June 1, 2007)

May 25, 20007

Memorial Day

fireworks

and fireflies

 

– Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

May 22, 2007

POEM: DAVID GIACALONE
PHOTO: ARTHUR GIACALONE

May 17, 2007

POEM: DAVID GIACALONE
orig. pub. in different form
Roadrunner Journal V:4
PHOTO: MAMA G.

May 16, 2007

POEM: AURORA ANTONOVIC
PHOTO: MAMA G.

May 13, 2007

[Mama G. and the boys, 1950]

POEM: DAVID GIACALONE
PHOTO: UNKNOWN

May 10, 2007

POEM: DAVID GIACALONE
PHOTO: ARTHUR GIACALONE

May 9, 2007

POEM: DAVID GIACALONE
PHOTO: MAMA G (1952)

May 6, 2007

POEM: DAVID GIACALONE
PHOTO: MAMA G

May 4, 2007

LETCHWORTH STATE PARK, NY [”Grand Canyon of the East”]

Poem: DAVID GIACALONE
Photo: ARTHUR GIACALONE

May 2, 2007

Haigathelawncrunchesmagna_3

the lawn crunches
Spring’s first bocce match
postponed

.

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: ARTHUR GIACALONE

ORIG. PUB. Simply Haiku 5:1 (Spring 2007)

May 1, 2007

Vhaloneatduskmagna_2

alone at dusk
footsteps approach
from behind

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: ARTHUR GIACALONE

ORIG. pub. in color WHA Haiga Contest #44 (April 2007)

April 28, 2007

Nhgrandmasrosesmagna_2

grandma’s roses
still standing
bocce balls back in their sack

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: MAMA G.

(contrast with prior sunday afternoon haiga)

April 26, 2007

Haigahoopapril04magna_4

lipstick on his
coffee mug –
steam rising

photo: ARTHUR GIACALONE
poem: DAVID GIACALONE

April 25, 2007

Haigawrightlightshowmagnag

light show
behind eyelids –
free admission

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: ARTHUR GIACALONE

April 24, 2007

Nhwadingpool52magna

the lifeboat
suddenly too small –
his guilty face

poem: David Giacalone
photo: Mama G.

April 22, 2007

Haigathinicemagnap

round and round with you
dancing
on thin ice

poem: David Giacalone (discussion)
photo: Arthur Giacalone (orig.photo)

April 20, 2007

Nhdosvaquerosmagnaanother

another
horeseless carriage
we doff our hats

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: MAMA G.

April 18, 2007

Haigagatesapemoonmagna_2

first date
sneaking a peek
at the full moon

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: ARTHUR GIACALONE

April 15, 2007

Nhtaxdeadlinemagna

tax deadline
we count dependents
and contributions

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: MAMA G.

April 12, 2007

boundary issues?
double-occupancy
womb

.
.Nhtwins51boundarymagna
.
.
.
poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: MAMA. G.

April 11, 2007

Nhdavidatbatmagna

April 7, 2007

Nhgrandsmiles51magna3

sunday afternoon –
after braciole
a little bocce

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: MAMA G.

April 4, 2007

Jameseggswingmagna

easter snow
the egg hunt
lasts a little longer

poem: david giacalone
photo: arthur giacalone

April 2, 2007

Weddingruined3grain on
my bald spot –
recalling dry-scalp Aprils

. . . . . david giacalone

photo: MAMA G.(1970)

April 1, 2007

Mangiapoets

MangiaPoets
you cut and
i’ll choose

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: MAMA G.

March 31, 2007

Ballglove57magna2

spring in the air . . .
santa brings grandpa’a
last baseball glove

poem: DAVID GIACALONE
photo: MAMA G.

– see/hear npr on Baseball Haiku

March 30, 2007

Spring53peeps

Spring arrives –
peeps melting
on the dashboard

poem: DAVID GIACALONE, orig. pub Simply Haiku (Winter 2005)
photo: MAMA G.

March 29, 2007

Easter52_3

Palm Sunday
we polish off
the Easter candy

poem: David Giacalone
photo: Mama G.

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