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July 4, 2005

Independence, fireworks and dissent (July 4, 2005)

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:36 pm


the first notes

squeezed from bagpipes

small town parade







Independence Day

after all the fireworks, the stars

still there





long after

the fireworks

        a shooting star










I close my eyes

for a second look










night train

the fireworks

you missed







boom! boom! ka-boom!
so many duds…



translated by D.G. Lanoue  




welch37jul4  Fourth of July–

                 grandma’s throw

                 half way to the toddler






you squeeze my hand . . .

how still the sky

after fireworks


Michael Dylan Welch. from Open Window – haiku & photos  “WelchFireworksSM”

“Fourth of July” – Click here to see the original photo and poem

“you squeeze my hand” – Click here to see the original photo and poem


the old war vet —

holding his grandson

and oxygen tank


“papaJames04sm” original

by arthur j. giacalone




fireworks —

in the crowd

one dog wimpers, one howls

















town hall fireflies

keep working the crowd



[July 4, 2005]



  “Caution: Children at War” by Woody Birtie




   “Curb Your God” by Daniel Young




iRAQ,” by Copper Greene



“designDissentG” – protest images from The Design of Dissent (2005) – the book                                                    

                                                                    — the exhibit (School of Visual Arts)

                                                          — the story, with more images (pbs/NOW)

                                                      — the authors: Milton Glaser, and Mirko Ilic





yes, we have The Power to Do Good

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 12:03 am

We’ve taken an oath of silence for July, but we’re going to do some pointing tonight.

Please, check out The Power to Do Good — the legal community. making a difference.

Thanks to Jeremy Richey for putting PDG together.


Go, sow good seeds — help make equal access to justice a reality.

[find suggestions here]



in an earlier life
good seeds were sown…
my cozy brazier!




canoeing pair small neg



dewdrops falling
drip-drip, this world
is good!




a good world!
crickets making noise
a black kite dancing



the sound of oars
good stars tonight



–  haiku by Kobayashi ISSA, translated by David G. Lanoue  



                                                                                                                                 cricketGH   cricketG


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