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September 28, 2004

going out long

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 5:45 pm

quarterback

 

 

fall twilight–

my brother going out

long

 

 











September dawn

the almost silent lap

of river oars

 



(Edited by Jim Kacian and Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press, 2001)

 






just before

the pale orange moon

a bright orange sky

                                [Sept. 28, 2004]

one-breath pundit












    • Let me raise my small voice to protest the breach of confidentiality by the 2000 Supreme Court law clerks regarding Bush v. Gore.  Only illegality or unethical judicial conduct could possibly justify violating the confidentiality between clerk and court — and Vanity Fair would surely not be the proper forum. (see law.com; via Legal Reader)








    • Overlawyered.com points to a telling column in the Boston Globe, Why the 9/11 fund was a mistake. Besides all the greed and deceit, Jeff Jacoby echoes my feelings: “To begin with, there was the injustice of having the feds bestow multimillion-dollar jackpots on the Sept. 11 families when countless other families struck by tragedy get nothing.”







    • Enough.  Let’s all leave Howard alone and hope he (1) was using irony and (2) continues his 20 Questions.







    • Today’s TISK! update reveals where f/k/a stands on passive lying by lawyers, contingency fee ethics, Stanley Fish, the dreaded “haiku syllable myth,” and more.







    •  A hat tip from this “liberal” competition-consumer advocate to Prof. Bainbridge, for his stance on importing drugs from Canada.    Beyond the conservative opponents, I wonder who the Democrats opposing importation think they are protecting.




















canoeing pair small

more harvest moon haiku

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:59 pm

Here’s another bountiful crop of harvest-moon haiku dedicated to our weblog colleagues.  full moon 

- – haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by author-poet, professor David G. Lanoue 

 

 

for haiku lover Robert Ambrogi of LawSites


in the harvest moonlight
unruffled, unaffected
scarecrow

 

for Kevin O’Keefe at Real Lawyers Have 


hazy night–
sake is flowing
waterfall and moon


for Jonathan Mayhew at bemshaw swing


on one knee
the moonlight…
frog in the evening


 


full moon neg  for the long-overdue Stuart Levine at TaxBizLaw


the moon at your feet
look! look!
croaking frog

 

for soloist supreme Carolyn Elefant of MyShingle


 

if only she were here
for me to nag…
tonight’s moon!

 

for the hopeful TBP, Esq. at unbillable hours


departing geese
where will you moon-gaze
tomorrow?

 

for J. Craig Williams at May It Please the Court



a lucky fox
deigns to bark…
hazy moon

 

for Margaret Marks von Transblawg



spooning up soup
and bringing forth
the moon

 

 

for Howard Bashman at How Appealing



scolding
vain man…
the autumn moon

 

quarter moon  for Matt Homann at the [non]billable hour

 


my hut’s mosquitoes
go out to make a living…
dusk moon

 

 

for the young and restive Insomniac



“Gimme that harvest moon!”

cries the crying
child

 

for Steve Minor at SWVaLawBlog


tonight’s moon–
how many mountains resemble
the ones back home?

 



leaf red  for Jeralyn Merritt at TalkLeft


do you shine
so I’ll steal the plum blossom
moon?


for Prof. Lessig at his appropriate weblog

 


the defeated wrestler, too
joins the crowd…
bright moon


 

for Madeleine of Mad Kane


granny comes
drinking her sake…
a moonlit night

 

for Glenn K. Garnes of EsqLawTech


under my bottom
the stone warms up…
moonlit night










quarter moon flip

for Marcia Oddi of the not-just Indiana Law Blog


holding up
the hazy moon…
willow tree

 

for Genie Tyburski of VirtualChase  

 





harvest moon
on a clear, rainless night
elsewhere!

 

for lawyer-poet >Deborah Sirotkin Butler

 




glimpsing the moon
over my home village…
also brings tears



- click here for over a hundred autumn moon haiku by Kobayashi Issa 
- many thanks to the translator, author-poet, professor David G. Lanoue 


- see our tribute to the October Hunter’s Moon, a/k/a Blood Moon, here.

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