Yu Chang is 75 tomorow (really)
head held high
the old dog
ive years ago, I surprised a lot of readers at my weblog f/k/a
, when I announced that August 30, 2008 was Yu Chang's seventieth birthday. Although I realize that five years have indeed passed, I'm still amazed that my good friend and haiku mentor Yu Chang will be seventy-five tomorrow, August 30. I'm posting this a bit early to allow Yu's fans to react appropriately.
I'm lucky to have Prof. Chang living just two miles away, and upon his return from an annual visit to Maine, I hope to celebrate over green tea ice cream and bocce. We might even take our cameras over to the famed Schenectady New York Central Park Rose Garden (where we will again discover that there is plenty of beauty to be enjoyed even when a bit past peak).
By the way, Yu recently told me an old Chinese legend about red beans
. Read about it in the posting "longing for red bean ice cream
- 1st photo: Gateway Landing Gazebo, Rotterdam, NY, after hurricane Irene (Sept. 1, 2011)
- 2nd photo: taken at Congregation Gates of Heaven, Niskayuna, NY (April 30, 2011)
fantasy New Year trilogy
wife inspired a trio of haiga for Chinese New Year 2013.
Happy Year of the Snake!
another New Year
she still expects
Year of the Snake
she tempts me
with more apple pie
she brings my tripod
- photos taken by David Giacalone; Jumpin' Jack's fireworks, Scotia NY 2009 -
Here are a few senryu from the first week of "simply senryu
" in late November 2005
after Thanksgiving --
only the dog wants turkey
home for Christmas -
three old bladders
and one bathroom
married a decade
the mistletoe........... from second thoughts (2005)
a blue tongue
and a red mustache -
trading snow cones
poem: orig. pub. Frogpond (Winter 2008); photo: Arthur Giacalone
BabyB's gotta go (again)
See my news about BabyBarista and his move to The Guardian at dagosan's haiku diary today.
the baby barrister
unbuttons his vest
the boys giggle
Palm Sunday -
the boys giggle
when the priest says "ass"
st. paddy's lament
they Twitter again
for a designated driver
-photo taken March 2010 from Riverside Park, Schenectady NY Stockade -