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Friday, May 19, 2006


For those of you who don't speak American, "commencement" is what we call a graduation ceremony.

waving at her parents
who never went to college—


Blogger polona said...

thank you for the 'translation' - makes it easier for me to understand!
an important moment well captured!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, polona. I discovered that this usage is uncommon in many parts of the anglophone world, but it's such a rich word that I didn't want to drop it.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

...powerful image.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Nicely done.:)

11:27 AM  
Anonymous p. bodhi said...

one from my daughter's commencement
ceremony, june 2000...

graduation day
the valedictorian's
ragged running shoes

good work bill!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, vaughn and aurora.

And thanks, p. bodhi. I was struck last weekend by the numbef of flip-flops under academic gowns. Haven't got a poem out of it yet. Yours is a good one.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Poet said...


7:04 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, anon.

5:47 PM  
Blogger sangeet said...

Another lovely haiku!


4:49 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

thank you, sangeet.

4:43 PM  
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