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June 12, 2005

some sunday dim sum

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 7:56 pm


Savoring “dim sum” with friends on a lazy Sunday has always been

a special treat for me.  The four poets in the Route 9 Haiku Group —

Yu Chang, John Stevenson, Tom Clausen, and Hilary Tann, have a 

monthly dim sum feast, while sharing and editing their haiku.  The 

result is their biannual journal, Upstate Dim Sum.  Thanks to Tom

Clausen, I have the most recent edition right here on my desk.  It

is a handsome volume, with 36 pages of haiku and senryu.


Please enjoy a course or two with me and our Honored Guests,

from Upstate Dim Sum (2005/I):



just long enough

to leave an impression











planting bulbs

the ring I gave you

in sunlight


                 Yu Chang



dying light

at the corner of the shed

chickens peck away










big test day

she scrambles an extra egg

for his breakfast



               Tom Clausen






I hate

my job


         John Stevenson


mid-river there’s

one duck quacking —

dateless saturday night


                 [June 12, 2005]


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stress values, but don’t bury them under the mud

of silly name-calling.” 


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