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May 7, 2005

a few haiku for mother’s day

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu — David Giacalone @ 2:51 pm

– for more see: the f/k/a Mother’s Day haiku collection –

Mother’s Day
a bit of shell
in the chowder
paul m from tug of the current Modern Haiku 35:3

   small talk
   snap beans

for her mother  #1Mom
root and all

Mother’s Day
that first breath of air
outside the door
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  by John Stevenson from Quiet Enough
after her death
composing roses
instead of words
from the sequence where the lily was  (2003)
Mom’s sunburnt back . . .
first the youngest touches it,
the the eldest

that spanking she gave
to the wrong twin —
all the other days
   dagosan [May 7, 2005] 

  – special thanks, always, with love to Mama G. MomTwins50 2

– for a special treat, click for Joann Klontz’s award-winning haiku at The Heron’s Nest

sleepless and selfless

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:15 pm


I smile at her

   smiling at the baby









sleepless . . .

   the baby’s age

     in days



children’s ICU–

a tissue box beside

the pay phone





not dead roses

  she corrects me

  . . . dried




John Stevenson from Some of the Silence 

(Red Moon Press,1999)


from  dagosan


driving home for

Mother’s Day — her smile

and her bursitis

                    [May 7, 2005]


“#1mom”  potluck

No Punditry Today:  Finally got my priorities straight — I’m heading to

Rochester, NY, to see Mama G.  (catch her here in 1950 with Your Editor

and that other kid who also wanted her attention).

those Frenchies sue him everywhere

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:46 pm

“I’ve written a poem.”
“Who sir? You sir?”
“Yes sir, me sir.”
“No, sir!”
“Yes sir. Listen.”

The Scarlet Googernel,

                              by Sir Adwords Sinkme  scarpimp

They search him here, they search him there,

Those Frenchies search him everywhere.
Is he confusing or is he just swell?

That omnipresent Googernel


– with apologies to Baroness Orczy Emmuska and The Scarlet Pimpernel –

– original verse here


deniseMug  Inspired by our favorite weblawg Mama 

and those strongwilled French courts.

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