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August 29, 2006

still allergic to (o)pine

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu,Uncategorized — David Giacalone @ 11:07 am


It’s been almost three months since the f/k/a “Gang” announced “our” Punditry Hiatus.  Despite a tastey temptation yesterday from Carolyn Elefant at My Shingle, Your Editor can’t seem to find the old ethicalEsq gusto for commentary — or even Prof. Yabut’s proclivity toward irony.  We hope that won’t stop you from checking out Carolyn’s post What Makes a Legal Fee Unreasonable?, which focuses on a controversy involving the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and a one-third contingency fee paid to lawyer Thomas J. Troiano.   Carolyn graciously linked to an f/k/a discussion of the ethics of contingency fees, and we will rouse ourselves enough to opine that it’s a pretty good place to go to learn about the topic (and it suggests a clear answer to the reasonableness of Troiano’s fee).

DandelionClock As summer turns the corner toward autumn, we have no idea whether seasonal or chronic allergies will continue to make new punditry taboo here at f/k/a.  We will confidently predict, however, that haiku will always be in season.   


a child’s magician hat–
dust motes float
in the moonlit attic

      rebecca lilly from The Heron’s Nest Vol IV:8

early sunset . . .
the shapes
of the clouds







early autumn —
reaching for blankets
after midnight






early March
the stream spreads
over pond ice




“early sunset” – Frogpond XXVIII:3 (Museum of Haiku Literature Award)
“early autumn” – Frogpond XXIX: 1 (2006)
“early March” – Frogpond XXIX:2 (2006)



health food store:
a loud sneeze
in the candle aisle


1 Comment

  1. Hi David,

    I thought of you immediately when I read this case because it raises so many of the issues that you always addressed so intelligently. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the last days of summer. My daughters return to school tomorrow.


    Comment by Carolyn Elefant — August 29, 2006 @ 4:03 pm

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