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June 19, 2005

a haiku father’s day

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:55 am

father’s day
teeth missing
from the pocket comb

piano practice
in the room above me
my father shouting

Roberta Beary
 – “father’s day” — The Heron’s Nest (Vol. VII, June 2005); “piano practice” — New Resonance 2; Woodnotes 31

two lines in the water . . .
not a word between
father and son

his vomit wiped up
my bowl of wheaties
soggy now

…. by Randy Brooks from School’s Out (Press Here, 1999)

prayers over
dad’s casket descends
through a maze of severed roots

“red hots!”
for an instant i’m ten
father’s still alive

……… by ed markowski infielderF

Father’s Day
she tells me
I’m not the father

Christmas Day
the exchange
of custody

… by John Stevenson– “Christmas Day” – Some of the Silence; “Father’s Day” – Quiet Enough

putting on my socks 
that little grunt
dad always made

almost sunset
the weekend dad
drags a sled up the hill

………….… by dagosan
“putting on my socks” – Frogpond (XXVIII: 2, 2005); inside the mirror: The Red Moon Anthology 2005
“almost sunset” – Frogpond XXIX: 2 (2006)

old passport
the tug
of my father’s smile

………….. by Yu ChangUpstate Dim Sum (2001/II); The Loose Thread: RMA 2001

sick in bed –
my son pelts the window
with snowballs


spring sun-
high in his arms
the newborn is shown

… byTom Clausen, – Homework (Snapshot Press 2000)

first breath
after the cesarean
my son’s birth

opening day
in separate bleacher’s
the boy’s parents

………. by w.f. owen – Haiku Notebook (2007)



tiny check No time for punditry or gossip today — gotta drive to Rochester

to see my Dad. He’s 86, and might not be going strong, but he’s still ticking.

1 Comment

  1. dave,
    nice father’s day display.

    the dalmations become
    one spot

    Comment by ed markowski — June 19, 2005 @ 4:25 pm

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