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Folio: Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe / occasional haiku, 2004

Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe / Occasional haiku… 1992~2004, cover (download pdf)

Download poetry chapbook (pdf): Hotsprings + Stubbed Toe, by Dave Olson, 2004

#daveo50 Personal Archeology Project / June 26 ~ Aug. 16 (haiku notes)

#daveo50 Personal Archeology Project / June 26 ~ Aug. 16 (haiku notes)

Personal Archeology Exhibit – #daveo50
Prescheduled Daily Ephemera / 2020 6.26 ~ 8.16

Haiku, inscribed / Shinkonryoko Ramble

Inscribed my “Today- A letter!” haiku for Hongo Sensei into his book

 

 

Bamboo dish pointing…

Bamboo dish
pointing skyward listening
perhaps

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from Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe, Occasional haiku… 1992-2004

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10 years later…

10 years later
trees taller
concrete the same

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from Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe, Occasional haiku… 1992-2004

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Assuming aluminum is smelted… / Towns and Trains

Mostly so i can answer Drs when they ask if significant exposure to heavy metals. Not more than others except for Geneva steel labourers. Never worked in an aluminum smelter assuming aluminum is smelted and changing pronunciation in my head, proudly on the fly.

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

If only this mountain…

If only this mountain
two fingers taller
I’d climb it to the sky

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from Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe, Occasional haiku… 1992-2004

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Sanambin road goes to the airport / Towns and Trains

Sanambin road goes to the airport

Occasionally closed for a motorcade of minor relations of Royals
Reviewing, visiting Buddhas, adorned with black-clad citizens, black ribbons to indicate respect and match endless bunting and banners of visage — with camera, saxophone, with monkey cheek, with ribbons, bespectacled always

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Found you like a seashell…

Found you like a seashell
picked up
before cutting my toe

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from Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe, Occasional haiku… 1992-2004

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One of three destinations… / Towns and Trains

The obvious anonymity allows one to wander, unhindered by conversations about homes, jobs and places to go

Nowhere to be but here

Markets of fruits, meats with flies and disposable clothes

Hospitals, shops of pots and pans and endless choices for scooter repairs, stationary by train station

Sidewalk stands of noodles, meat on sticks which unify the world, tuk-tuks, rickshaw bikes who don’t want to go far, bank machines and carbon sheet receipts, taxis never seem to know any one of my three destinations: inn, hospital, clinic

Repeat

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Coral green, your eyes…

Coral green
your eyes
follow me to sleep

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from Hotsprings and Stubbed Toe, Occasional haiku… 1992-2004

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Letter, directed towards a conductor / Towns and Trains

To write a letter
Directed towards a conductor
Sequestered awaiting diagnosis
In a hi-fi bungalow

His son flies so close
To the Borealis
The Inuit might call him
Aurora in another name

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018