Thursday, January 31, 2008

IV: 007

sunset stroll --
searching snowbanks
for butterflies

- photo by Yu Chang; original haiga in color, at MagnaPoets JF -

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


class reunion
his toupee
left at home this time

Monday, January 21, 2008

IV: 005

boot hill
one abandoned

[In mem., Arthur P. Giacalone, who always got us back to the top of the hill]

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

IV: 004

funeral dirge –
we bury the one
who could carry a tune

driving home
from papa’s funeral –
the noon moon half-empty

- see "papa g's night train" at f/k/a -

Friday, January 11, 2008

IV: 003 dad inspired some haiku

that little grunt
dad always made--
putting on my socks

dad’s armchair
hindsight is
rainy night drive –
squinting at glare
through dad’s eyes

we all help
blow out the candles –
dad’s 86th birthday

dad rather not
talk about it

the old war vet –
holding his grandson
and oxygen tank
hazy harvest moon
the face I met
when our skin was smooth

In Mem
, Arthur P. Giacalone, (DOB, February 26, 1919; DOD January 11, 2008)
"that little grunt" - Frogpond (XXVIII: 2, 2005); and, inside the mirror: The Red Moon Anthology 2005; haiga photo by Nick DiTucci
"hazy harvest moon" - The Heron's Nest (Vol. IX: 4, Dec. 2007)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

IV: 002

windy day
ice floes race clouds
down the river

Monday, January 07, 2008

IV: 001

warm january
the sooty snow on top
not yet melted