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September 28, 2004

going out long

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




fall twilight–

my brother going out




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; via Legal Reader)

    • 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


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


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

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


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

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


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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