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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


David Giacalone


first the scent -
lilac bushes
'round the corner
  blustery day
one tulip
keeps his head
blossoms on the breeze --
                                    the tilt
of illegible gravestones
  full morning moon --
the working girl's
gauzy blouse
fireworks finale!
her eyes return
to the fireflies

David Giacalone David Giacalone is a former lawyer and mediator, living along the Mohawk River, in Schenectady, NY's Historic Stockade District. His weblog, f/k/a, mixes haiku by established poets (and himself) with punditry aimed at an audience composed primarily of lawyers. David started writing haiku circa 2003, and they began appearing in various haiku journals in 2005. In the Fall of 2006, he began working on haiga with his twin brother Arthur, who supplies the photography. So far, David has found this first joint-venture since their single-zygote days enjoyable and inspiring.