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Per Diem for June 2014: Growing Older

Per Diem for June explores a subject that is happening to everyone else but not, of course, to us: how do we cope with aging in an ever-reborn world? June’s guest editor David Gershator writes:

Do we rage like Dylan Thomas or go laughingly into the final stretch of our universal journey: “sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything”? There’s plenty of room in a short poem on aging for humor, pathos, joy, pain, shock, awe, and a great deal of wry reflection. From the first day of school to the last estate sale (baby teeth a bargain!), here are thirty haiku moments.

We’re sure you’ll recognize your neighbors and friends in these poignant moments. Enjoy!

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  1. Dear Charlotte, I see today’s Per Diem is by Tom Painting. You both do so much to teach haiku. Thank you.

    my widowed father
    lost in the shuffle

    Tom Painting

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    Charlotte Digregorio’s new book is HAIKU and SENRYU A Simple Guide for All (2014, Artful Communicators Press; Winnetka, IL, USA). I’m enjoying her book.

  2. This is one of my favorite themes! Thanks to guest editor David Gershator and the poets.

    I enjoyed today’s poem by Charlotte Digregorio

    forty-fifth reunion . . .

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    For those who may not know, “Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog” is an excellent resource – poetry, news about conferences and books, interviews with writers, etc.

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