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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

subway tanka

the smile
of the young woman I passed
on the subway steps—
it ought to last me at least
another stop or two


Blogger Aurora said...

A very charming write.:)

6:20 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, aurora.

6:27 PM  
Blogger floots said...

fare enough
(sorry - very old joke but it seemed apt)
i love moments such as this

11:16 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

I have a weakness for old jokes, myself.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Eric said...


9:42 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

yep indeed, eric.

7:25 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

good one!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

thanks, Andrew

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how flattering :)

6:24 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Well, thanks, Ruthanne. Nobody's ever called me a flatterer; just tellin' it like it is.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Alan Summers said...

This is such an upbeat contemporary tanka!

I shall carry it with me when I next visit London, and its subway system.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Alan. In fact, this was the New York subway; come and give this one a ride. But I'm pleased to know you'll have it with you in London. I'll remember that, a few months down the road, when (g.w.) I'm riding the metro in Paris.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this tanka. Made me smile.

Bev Jackson

6:50 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Bev. Your smile makes me smile.

10:03 PM  
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7:18 AM  

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