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July 5, 2004

Ringo’s almost 64

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 5:29 pm

. . .  RingoBach . . .   On Wednesday, July 7, 2004, Ringo Starr will be the first of the Beatles to turn

sixty-four.   a/k/a  “Mr. Barbara Bach,” Ringo is a harbinger for a generation hoping to age well.


With images of Valentines and firesides, we all wonder “Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I’m sixty-four?”  [above photo from; thanks, Carlos. See lyrics to Ringo’s hit “Photograph” here.]


Issa wrote many haiku on growing old.  Here are three of my favorites:

even to these old eyes–
cherry blossoms!
cherry blossoms!

growing old–
even the cherry blossoms
a bit annoying

in an old, old
OLD kettle…
pure water


from The Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, David G. Lanoue, translator.

see our SideBar “Tea Party with Issa” for more. 



by the old guy

in the men’s room mirror   

best wishes, Ringo . . hat tip small flip

taking time to notice

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 11:46 am

by Alice Frampton,  f key

from the World Haiku Association website

so much to do
my son points out
the lightning


red maple
against the white wall
of the fire station


typing stops — 
cloud puffs float 
through the window-framed sky  
                                           [dag, 12/12/03] 



one-breath pundit  

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