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August 24, 2005

are Canadian haijin different?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 4:08 pm

Continuing our focus today on things Canadian, I thought I’d share

a few haiku from DeVar Dahl, who lives in Alberta.  I’m in no position

to answer the question in the headline to this post, but I’d be happy to

hear from DeVar on the subject (or maybe even from haijin-psychologist

and Torontonian George Swede).

 

 

 








a steady breeze

the last child

leaves home

 

 

 

 

 

summer heat

the crickets wait

for me to pass

 

 








fan box gray

 








empty cabin

the beached canoe

fills with leaves

 

 


“a steady breeze” – these silent rooms

“summer heat” – Haiku Canada Newsletter XIV:3

“empty cabin” – Snapshots Calendar 2002

 

 


Speaking of consumers wanting added value, here are a

bonus pair from George Swede:

 

 


among the yellow roses

the yellow butterfly

grows still

 

 

 

 

 

 





my stomach growls

the old tomcat opens

one yellow eye

 


(Brooks Books, 2000) 

 

 











late August —

she switches 

my fan to low speed

 

[Aug. 24, 2005]  

potluck



tiny check Not owning an MP3 recorder, nor digital camera, I’m yawning even more than  iPodIssa

Evan Schaeffer at his latest Gadget update.  However, this is a good time to remind my

visitors that they can get 300 Issa haiku for iPod, thanks to David Lanoue (the translator)

and website host Eric Antonow.  Speaking of Evan: I’m still waiting for my Legal Underground

coffee mug, as I was afterall the very first Guest Writer at his weblog.


coffee cup neg update: It only took Evan a few minutes to leave a Comment

offering to send me a mug.  I wonder what I can wrangle out of him next week.

Thanks, Evan!!

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Rules are rules, unfortunately. The coffee mugs only went to guest writers who appeared after I got the mugs. It’s particularly unfair in your case, since not only were you my first guest writer, but you were the one who convinced me it was a good idea to add that feature.

    Now I can see I’m being a cad. I’d be happy to send you a coffee mug. Email me your home address and it will be on its way. What I ought to send you is an iPod to listen to my podcasts, but as I said, rules are rules . . .

    Comment by Evan — August 24, 2005 @ 4:28 pm

  2. Rules are rules, unfortunately. The coffee mugs only went to guest writers who appeared after I got the mugs. It’s particularly unfair in your case, since not only were you my first guest writer, but you were the one who convinced me it was a good idea to add that feature.

    Now I can see I’m being a cad. I’d be happy to send you a coffee mug. Email me your home address and it will be on its way. What I ought to send you is an iPod to listen to my podcasts, but as I said, rules are rules . . .

    Comment by Evan — August 24, 2005 @ 4:28 pm

  3. Ah, I knew I could count on your generous nature (and good old Catholic guilt). Yes, it was unfair of me to use my weblog to beg for a mug, but all’s fair in mug and war.

    Comment by David Giacalone — August 24, 2005 @ 5:58 pm

  4. Ah, I knew I could count on your generous nature (and good old Catholic guilt). Yes, it was unfair of me to use my weblog to beg for a mug, but all’s fair in mug and war.

    Comment by David Giacalone — August 24, 2005 @ 5:58 pm

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