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October 30, 2008

our haiga calendars for November 2008

Filed under: Haiga or Haibun — David Giacalone @ 10:07 am

This evening — October 30 — is Haunted Refrigerator Night (brought to you by WellCat).  That means, besides checking out that strange glob in my fridge, we need to tell you about our two haiga calendars for the month of November 2008 before the new month arrives.

October 30
the fridge bulb flickers
and dies

… by dagosan

As you probably already know, haiga are pictures (paintings, sketches, or photos) that include a subtly-linked haiku or similar poem. Last year, we created two free “haiga calendars” for 2008: the “artsy” Giacalone Bros. Haiga Calendar 2008 (with photos taken by my brother Arthur) and the nostalgic fka Haiga Memories Calendar 2008 (with most shots snapped in the 1950’s by Mama Giacalone).  The poetry is written by your Editor “dagosan”.  Here are thumbnails of the calendar pages for November, and the related poems:

……… November Haiga Calendars ………

on the novice trail –
climbers wave
from the peak

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just another Thursday –
Thanksgiving
without you

.. by dagosan

Click on “more” to go below the fold, where you will find larger images and links to the original haiga used for the November calendars.

Our prior post from last December has descriptions and links to the full 12-month calendars, for printing or just viewing.

Just click on the sample calendar pages above or below to go to a printable full-size version. A link is also provided below to a larger version of each of the original haiga used for the calendars.

- from the 2008 Giacalone Haiga Calendar

..

on the novice trail –
climbers wave
from the peak

photo: Arthur Giacalone
poem: David Giacalone

.. .. click for the original haiga (HaigaOnline Spring/Summer 2007 Vol. 8-1)

- and, from the 2008 f/k/a Haiga Memories Calendar

.. ..

just another Thursday –
Thanksgiving
without you

photo: Arthur Giacalone
poem: David Giacalone

.. .. click for original haiga in grayscale, or color

2 Comments

  1. Hi, David. October 30 is also the 9th annual Create a Great Funeral Day:

    http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/2008/10/today-is-the-9th-annual-create-a-great-funeral-day-might-be-a-good-time-to-make-this-suggestion-to-your-clients-and-yourself.html

    A service people can provide for their families as highlighted in my post.

    Comment by Stephanie — October 30, 2008 @ 9:19 pm

  2. Hi, Stephanie. Thank you for reminding us of your worthwhile efforts to get us all to create great funerals for ourselves. Despite linking to your site and Workbook last year at this time, and promising myself to attend to this important task, the Great Procrastinator Pundit has failed to do so. Maybe I’ll start while waiting for trick-or-treaters today.

    Comment by David Giacalone — October 31, 2008 @ 9:40 am

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