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Saturday, April 22, 2006


afterglow . . .
in the soft light she looks
like his ex-wife


Blogger Tim S said...

Very nice poem. I get a mixed emotional response from it. Its sensual and than disturbing, I can't quite describe it...

9:09 PM  
Blogger floots said...

this has so many echoes
i feel like a bat at a convention
i'm with tim s on this one

12:27 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...

Yes. A mixed impression. Indeed.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for your comments, tim, floots, and anon. You know, since I've never had an ex-wife, I don't know if this would be good news or bad news. I suspect that, were I the guy, I'd find it sensual and disturbing, making me feel like a bat trying to deal with a multitude of echoes, producing a mixed impression indeed. I think we're all on the same page here. I hope I get some responses from women.

9:52 AM  
Blogger polona said...

i love the haiku and it evokes mixed feelings for me, too.

1:28 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...


2:40 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

There may be more truth here than in the volume you refer to... ;-)

3:29 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

polona, andrew, and michael, your comments are deeply appreciated.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

This piece creates the aura of ambiguity, subtle overtones and multiple echoes. I enjoyed it.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Masago said...

Congrats on winning the April Kukai (first place Kigo winner)!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for your thoughtful commetn, Natalia.

And Vaughn, my friend, thanks for your message.

8:02 AM  
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