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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

someone's trash

someone's trash
by a quiet pond
quiet pond

9 Comments:

Blogger kara said...

Beautiful

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan Shaw said...

This brought tears to my eyes

11:42 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Very sad.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Hmmm. I thought it had a sort of happy ending. The quiet pond gets the last word.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan Shaw said...

Yep, that's what brought on the tears for me. The pond is still there, still quiet.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Jonathan: That's what I felt, and that's what most readers seem to get from it. Thanks for coming back.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

I just don't like garbage in nature. It seems so unjust.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

AP: No quarrel there. But nature retains its healing power, for itself and for us. On the other hand, as you sense, too much "garbage" in the broadest sense will ultimately take its toll. I wanted the haiku to point indirectly to all of these possibilities. As always, thanks for your thoughtful comments.

6:58 PM  
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