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September 2, 2008

hanging on to summer

Filed under: q.s. quickies — David Giacalone @ 11:56 am


– poem: David Giacalone
– photo: Arthur Giacalone

The New York Times editorial writers warned us yesterday just how fleeting and inadequate Labor Day 2008 would feel, for those who needed a buffer between summer and autumnal duties.  Appropriately titled “A Breathless Labor Day” (September 1, 2008), they concluded:

“So rest up, fast. However you recharge your energy and your idealism, recharge them now. The truth is that we’re going to need a Labor Day a week for the next couple of months, and this is the only one we’ve got. The next clearing in the calendar is Thanksgiving, and by then we’ll know what we’d all like to know right now. And Thanksgiving, it goes without saying, looks almost infinitely distant.”

The f/k/a Gang fully agrees.  We are no where near ready to give up our hammocks for a rush into the workaday world. Around here, it still feels like summer.

autumn heat
slapping the dust
from his jeans

first day of school
the girl smoothes a crease
in mom’s face

autumn sunset
papa resting
his eyes

autumn heat
the swelling
of a fresh tattoo

… by w.f. owen – (haiku notebookLulu.com, 2007)

Of course, if we find the energy, we might get back to this posting later today with a few more haiku to help us and you make the transition.

update (1 PM):  I don’t think Matt Morden is quite ready either, despite being back from his weblog hiatus:

holiday’s end
remembering only
a shaft of sun

… by Matt Morden – Morden Haiku, Sept. 2, 2008

1 Comment

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    Comment by Rich Hill — September 6, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

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