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August 24, 2005

are Canadian haijin different?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 4:08 pm

Continuing our focus today on things Canadian, I thought I’d share

a few haiku from DeVar Dahl, who lives in Alberta.  I’m in no position

to answer the question in the headline to this post, but I’d be happy to

hear from DeVar on the subject (or maybe even from haijin-psychologist

and Torontonian George Swede).




a steady breeze

the last child

leaves home






summer heat

the crickets wait

for me to pass



fan box gray


empty cabin

the beached canoe

fills with leaves



“a steady breeze” – these silent rooms

“summer heat” – Haiku Canada Newsletter XIV:3

“empty cabin” – Snapshots Calendar 2002



Speaking of consumers wanting added value, here are a

bonus pair from George Swede:



among the yellow roses

the yellow butterfly

grows still







my stomach growls

the old tomcat opens

one yellow eye


(Brooks Books, 2000) 



late August —

she switches 

my fan to low speed


[Aug. 24, 2005]  


tiny check Not owning an MP3 recorder, nor digital camera, I’m yawning even more than  iPodIssa

Evan Schaeffer at his latest Gadget update.  However, this is a good time to remind my

visitors that they can get 300 Issa haiku for iPod, thanks to David Lanoue (the translator)

and website host Eric Antonow.  Speaking of Evan: I’m still waiting for my Legal Underground

coffee mug, as I was afterall the very first Guest Writer at his weblog.

coffee cup neg update: It only took Evan a few minutes to leave a Comment

offering to send me a mug.  I wonder what I can wrangle out of him next week.

Thanks, Evan!!



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