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Monday, August 22, 2005

down sunlit rocks

down sunlit rocks
pulling a river behind it—
the waterfall

10 Comments:

Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

I like the image of the waterfall pulling a river. Great description.

Niagara falls? Or somewhere near the Hudson River?

8:51 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

anon: it's really an archetypal waterfall, rather than a particular one. I wrote this for a kukai (competition) in which "waterfall" was the assigned kigo (season word: waterfall indicates summer in haiku tradition). I drew on my memory of waterfalls. The haiku took third place, by the way.

9:53 AM  
Blogger kara said...

Beautiful ~

10:26 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Kara

4:24 PM  
Blogger floots said...

That's a beautiful image.
(I've been offline during a house move and only just up and running again. Thanks for the visit. You were right about the ending of dusk: I wanted the ambiguity to be there.)

11:25 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, floots, and welcome back. I found "dusk" very effective.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

I love this one!!!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Dana

8:19 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Congrats on the award!

7:31 PM  
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7:38 AM  

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