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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

first person

Here are two senryu (I think), based on personal data. Not exactly what they call "confessional poetry," but maybe I'm coming out of my shell.
how many years I've spent
playing grown-up
no height for a man
but it's mine


Anonymous Aurora said...

I like these ones very much. Very nice. Maybe I'll try writing some of my own.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for your comment. Your "Maybe I'll try" is pretty much what I said to my wife about 31/2 months ago. For better or worse, you see the result.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Aurora said...

That is encouraging! Thank you for telling me that; I feel so much more inspired.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

I like the self-description. It does seem to be subtly self-confessional. Do you feel a catharsis when you write like this?

5:49 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Anonymous Poet: You know, I do, which may mean I've been extraordinarily reticent until now. After all, these two pieces are pretty much restricted to "just the facts." Essentially, the pieces register two moments in the lifelong project of self-acceptance.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Gone Away said...

Bill, these are very fine! Wonderful, ironic humor. That learning game, "Let's pretend" does seem to time-travel with us, doesn't it!?

7:40 AM  
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