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)


At January 11, 2008 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful tribute, David.

At January 11, 2008 2:53 PM, Blogger david giacalone said...

Thank you, 'Roars. I'm sorry Papa G. never got to meet his "foster grandkid" from across the lake in Toronto.

At January 11, 2008 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good, and touching, tribute.


At January 16, 2008 8:03 PM, Blogger david giacalone said...

Hello, Janet. Sorry for my tardy response. Many thanks for your kind words.


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