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Monday, April 11, 2005


seventy-two years
nothing special about them


Blogger eden said...

i think its all special today for you!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

You're alive! And you have the capacity to create something worth reading! . . . which many people have not. That's special!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Anonymous Poet: I appreciate "worth reading." The piece, in intention at least, is not as negative as you seem to find it. The notion that one's years are not "special" is, in some traditions, a kind of wisdom and even the basis of joy. I can't complain, for instance, that I have been "singled out" for whatever troubles I might have known, since I know that trouble is nothing special. Life is life, to be loved for what it is, without demanding that it be special. And there's always today, but I deliberately leave the rest of that open, to be completed by the reader.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Interesting thought.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Gone Away said...

Well sorry, I did it again, Bill, writing my comment on a different poem than meant. I've got to get used to the blogging thingy. The comment on the Dali show piece:

With the prologue and postscript (minus the references to the posting, senryu postscript), you could have a very nice haibun. Consider it?


7:42 AM  
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