Tag Archives: Haiku

An Empress and a Gentleman: So Long, Jose Sarria…

20130824-113529.jpg Soldier. Homosexual. Native Son. Candidate. Empress. Activist. Gentleman. Widow. San Francisco Legend. R.I.P. Jose Sarria, aka the Nightengale of Montgomery St, the Widow Norton and Empress Jose I. born December 12, 1922/23. died August 19, 2013.
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First Gay Candidate.

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Empress of San Francisco.

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Regal Departure.

(Haiku for Jose Sarria)

Funeral service at 11am on Friday, September 6th at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Internment in Colma, reception at Lookout Bar on 16th Street.

Mike Caffee, who knew Jose, says his friends sometimes jokingly called him “the Nightmare of Montgomery Street” – instead of “Nightengale!”

The Bay Area Reporter has more here.

Photos 1, 2 & 4 Courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco).

Urinal Still Life

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Urinal Still Life
Kansas City boy oh boy
Duchamp did it first

Haiku & photo: GH

Does a Texan piss Roadside?

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Why, yes. Yes he does.
Does a Bear? Click here to see.
101. July.

Photo and haiku: GH

Haiku to you, too…

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Monday in the sink
Two days later, it’s full blown
Old Zuni summer

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Inking the Bear – words and images

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Inking the pet bear
Spring may be more than skin deep
Signed but still wild

Words, ink and photos: GH

Street Art Haiku

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Aware sheep. Free air.
Hopland in Mendocino.
Stickers and harvest soon.

Fucking Bats! Seriously.

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Spring brings a cluster
Furry brown activity
Making more of us

The Buddha Nature drops dope rhymes. Photo postcard collection of Gay Highwaymen.