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Saturday, May 06, 2006

patient

cancer patient—
his favorite ice cream
melts in the cup

15 Comments:

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


snowmelt
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!

Sangeet

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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