A blog devoted mainly to haiku and senryu and to thoughts about, and inspired by, haiku and senryu.

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Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


cancer patient—
his favorite ice cream
melts in the cup


Blogger Celeste said...

Very powerful haiku. Beautiful and moving. Keep up your admirable art.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, celeste. We do what we can.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous p bodhi said...

kudos. your poems are excellent.

p. bodhi

oncology ward
a plum tree blossoms
in the dayroom window

the mass
on mother's lung

12:26 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Well done, Bill.

4:19 PM  
Blogger floots said...

powerful indeed
astonishing how such a few words can both personalise and depersonalise the patient's situation
great job bill

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan Shaw said...

That's a masterly piece of compression, Bill. Thank you

3:44 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

p bodhi: Thanks for your comment and for your fine poems

aurora, my thanks

floots, "personalise and depersonalise" says so much

jonathan, a most gratifying comment

8:40 AM  
Blogger polona said...

well done indeed!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Shane said...

moving indeed - heart rendering

2:49 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

thanks, polona and shane.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Moving! Great job!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Natalia. Sorry for the slow response; I've been out of town.

8:46 AM  
Blogger sangeet said...

Hi, I'm here from Polona's blog. What a moving haiku - it touches on so many layers!


5:22 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, sangeet, and welcome. I'm a frequent visitor to polona's blog.

8:03 PM  
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7:15 AM  

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