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July 6, 2007

osculation celebration

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 10:10 am

It’s time to remind you once again that July 6th is International Kissing Day. For more information, see the Guardian Unlimited, “All you need to know about the day we celebrate osculation” and “Of mouths and men: Is a kiss ever just a kiss?” (July 6, 2000); and Prettier than Napoleon; as well as “Brits Lag Behind Rest of Europe on National Kissing Day” (July 4, 2004). Perhaps others will discuss legal aspects of kissing today. f/k/a will not.

update (July 5, 2008): See our post “let’s celebrate kissing and chocolate

first kiss
deep in the woods
sunbeams filter down

……………………………… Randy Brooks from School’s Out (Press Here, 1999)

good morning kiss
wing beats
of the hummingbird

…………. by peggy lyles from To Hear the Rain (2002)

In our earlier post, we collected a lot of haiku and senryu on kissing. Here are a few samples and some new ones:

moving day–
the coolness on my cheek
after the kiss

…………………………. by Michael Dylan Welch – HSA Brady Contest; a glimpse of red: RMA 2000

summer heat –
two women kiss in the spray
from the fountain

…………………………….. by matt morden, Morden Haiku (Oct. 7, 2005)

family vacation
in the museum corner
uncle’s hard kisses

……………………………. by Roberta Beary – frogpond XXVII

slow train
i lose count of the cars
when the woman blows a kiss

dog day heat
the subtle breeze
of a blown kiss

her kiss
on the cool side of tepid …
indian summer

…………………………………………. by ed markowski
“her kiss” – Haiku Harvest (Fall/Winter 2005)
“dog day heat” – Full Moon Haiku (July ‘05)

faint pink lips
where someone kissed
the window

kissing moon goodnight
a gentle
drunk

………………………………… by David G. Lanoue from Haiku Guy: a novel

As we noted in our post bocce advocacy, the Italian word for kiss is bacio, and the plural is baci. Click for the very romantic story of the first chocolate kisses — Baci from Perugina/Nestle. Speaking of my Italian heritage, here’s some advice on kissing with pizza burn.

no goodnight kiss –
driving home
under a half-empty moon

Kissing Day –
just as much fun
with our dentures out

her chocolate breath
mingles with mine –
easter sunset

……………. by dagosan
“her chocolate breath” – Simply Haiku (Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 2005)

Kiss Your Kids: Here’s an interesting slant on “Do as I say, not as I do.” An article in the London TimesOnline, “Children are right to ignore their prescribed futures” (July 5, 2007), reports that lawyers and other professionals often hope their children will choose a career different than their own. (via Carolyn at LegalBlogWatch)

1 Comment

  1. David, don’t forget that July 8 is the 6th annual SCUD Day. (SCUD is Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama.) It has been officially registered for all these years. I hope you celebrate appropriately.

    And maybe, just maybe, we will see the new TCL, too.

    Comment by Stephanie West Allen — July 6, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

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