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April 1, 2008

april flu days

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu,q.s. quickies — David Giacalone @ 1:10 pm

Honest: we were gonna really wow you with our April Fool’s wit and insight today (and maybe throw in some cherry blossom haiku and links to stories about the new Nationals Stadium in D.C.). But, I somehow picked up a dreadful flu bug over the weekend (at Duanesburg Day, I believe), and it apparently has not yet hit its peak. So, there’s nothing much for this achy old fool to do but put up a token posting, head back to my futon, and avoid excess exertion.

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

April Fool’s Day –
a skylark’s song
way over my head

april snow
a pat of butter
melts in the pan

…… by matt morden
“April Fool’s Day” – The Heron’s Nest (June 2001);
“april snow” – Mayfly #27′ “all fool’s day” – morden haiku

April 1st
the haiku muse
calls in sick

………. by dagosan

p.s. Although we traditionally have warned our readers to avoid the tidal wave of badly-written April Fool’s humor and concept pieces in cyberspace this time of year, we want to point to an exception — George Wallace’s special April Fool’s Blawg Review. After hosting Blawg Review #153 yesterday at his insurance blog, Declarations & Exclusions, George is focusing at A Fool in the Forest today on blawgs that go beyond legal issues and stories (and has graciously mentioned a number of recent posts from f/k/a), on legal oddities, and on some Naughty Bits. We suggest you take the time you saved by not having to peruse one of our prolix pieces today, and head over to visit George in his artsy little forest.

growing old–
even the cherry blossoms
a bit annoying

….. by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue (60 more with blossoms)

winter sickness
my daughter tucks me in
for the first time

…….. by matt morden – – The Heron’s Nest, Valentine Award (July 2003)


  1. David:

    Sorry to hear you have that horrible flu bug … took me longer than you want to know to shake it. However, your token posting beats many regular postings elsewhere.

    Enjoyed matt morden “April Fool’s Day …” and Lanoue Issa poem “growing old.”

    Lots of sleep, lots of liquids … take care.

    Don @ Lilliput

    Comment by Don Wentworth — April 3, 2008 @ 5:19 am

  2. Hi, Don. Thanks for your kind wishes. You’re right, I don’t want to know how long it took to fully recuperate; it’s already been too long for me.

    Comment by David Giacalone — April 3, 2008 @ 7:28 am

  3. David,

    There must be a way to send virtual chicken soup. If not, just this prayer for your quick recovery…


    Comment by Karen Cesar — April 7, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

  4. Many thanks for the soup and the prayers, Karen. Can I get seconds?

    Comment by David Giacalone — April 8, 2008 @ 7:48 am

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