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Olympiada XXVIII Haiku 2004

1

Aegean Sea so
cool, azure where dolphins leap
and light, yours? -- scatters.

2

Our Akropolis,
mariners' sun bleached beacon,
for 2 millennia.

3

Olympiada,
753 B.C., disci flung
for 1 olived wreath.

4

Olympics XXVIII
2004: that marathon's won
in an intense heat.

5

Wild spectators line
Athens' crooked lanes, blue and white
pennants waving high.

6

Athletes so intense
they collapse or faint in dusts,
even by evening.

7

Athens, August 27,
where the sunset and the crowds
scatter into cirrus.

© by Richard Vallance 2004

August 16 2004

 

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with colours blazing
and the eyes grown ecstatic
another leaf falls

in the silent wood
the frozen leaves of autumn
a broken-glass walk

that silent morning
when the robin's song remains
but a memory

in the fiery glen
the ground frost creeping higher
with each passing morn

morning frost melted
like a mirage --
the warm air of Indian summer

autumn in the pond
with its hunger still intact
the speckled trout jumps

inside the tree line
just beyond the hunter's eyes
the oblivious deer

its colour unchanged
the varying hare dying
for the sudden snow

© Richard Doiron 2004


 
 

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John Mazurek


1

Over my balcony
there's a yellow light the bugs
buzz by all night long.

2

From my balcony
I see green leaves change to gold, red
orange or yellow.

3

Dreary leaves get wet
and heavy branches droop down
and drip on dank ground.

4

From my balcony
evening light changes faster
to gloominess.

5

Gray skies hover
on the Gatineaux in morning's
chill air I can smell.

6

I feel quietness
although cars go zooming by
through intersections.

7

A saffron crescent
moon rises slowly over
the Gatineau hills.

© by John Mazurek 2004

August 11 2004


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You know what! We actually watched this really stunning rainbow for almost 5 minutes the last time we stayed at Lac Philippe on the outskirts of Canada's capital city!

Croiriez-vous qu'on regardait ce bel arc-en-ciel éclatant pendant 5 minutes à peu près lors de notre dernière escale au Lac Philippe aux environs de la capitale nationale du Canada!

1a

Summer's last rainbow,
August's first and last, leaps, cast
over Lac Philippe.

1b

L'arc-en-ciel paraît
et paraît partir d'une flèche
du Lac Philippe.

2a

A passing rainbow's
in our pine forests' cirrus
mirrored in our lake.

2b

L'arc-en-ciel passant
a laissé ses traces aux cimes
des pins dans le lac.

© by/ par Richard Vallance 2004

August 11 = le 11 août 2004


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In the midst of madness
a multitude of madmen
seem magnanimous

© Regis Auffray 2004

 

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