Friday, March 30, 2007

III: 025 welcome for the new Magnapoets!

The stylish, new, improved, multi-weblog version of Magnapoets was launched yesterday. The brainchild (love child?) of the enviably-multi-talented Aurora Antonovic, this ambitious project includes the Magnapoets Japanese Form weblog, which will feature haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, and haiga. MJF will have haikai by a select list of haijin. For some reason, Aurora snuck me into the group, and I'm honored to be included. Please check it out.

My first post at MJF is a haiga, consisting of the following poem and a photograph by Mama G (my mother, Connie Giacalone):

Palm Sunday
we polish off
the Easter candy

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

III: 024 - spring arrives

- with thanks to the Muse of Equinoxes past --

first day of spring --
under the snowman's hat
pastel m&m's

the hood back on my coat -
spring arrives

last day of winter -
ice smothers
the early buds

spring arrives --
new snow bleaches
old snowbanks

mid-March winds -
a too-warm coat
suddenly too thin

Spring arrives --
peeps melting
on the dashboard

the lawn crunches
Spring’s first bocce match

” last day of winter” - Nisqually Delta Review (Winter-Spring, 2006)
” new snow bleaches” - Haiku Harvest (Spring/Summer 2006)
“mid-March winds” - Clouds Peak #1 (July 2006)
“peeps melting” - Simply Haiku (Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2005)
“the lawn crunches” -
Simply Haiku haiga (Vol. 5: 1, 2007)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

III: 023

a little dizzy
after chemo -- replacing
the snowman's head

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

III: 022

the streetsweeper
looks up, looks down --
cherry blossom week ends

Saturday, March 03, 2007

III: 021

warm March day
the snowman's sunglasses
slip down his nose