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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

no moon

no moon
but something
lights the path


Blogger Melanie Alberts said...

Nicely mysterious but it's probably the neighbor's porch light!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

For all I know, Melanie.

9:32 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice one :)

11:08 PM  
Blogger floots said...

so many layers in this one
inner wisdom
divine intervention
plain old electricity
the list is endless

12:10 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, andrew.

Yes, floots, all that stuff and, as Melanie points out, the neighbor's porch light. Just a moment when I can't identify the source of light, but I know I'm not in the dark.

6:02 AM  
Blogger polona said...

love this one, bill!
"something" is a great choice, can take you in so many directions
(besides some from floots' list i imagined fireflies)

9:49 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

fireflies are good, too, polona

10:38 AM  
Blogger Masago said...

...leaves open many interpretaitons. In our yard it might be the solar lamps. :-)

8:05 PM  
Blogger sakuo said...

no moon
but something
lights the path

Japanese translation

tuki naku te
naniyara hikaru
komiti kana

thank you for your visiting my blog bebore.


5:50 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for your comment, Vaughn, and for adding to the list of possibilities.

sakuo, thank you very much for translating my effort into haiku's mother tongue. Everyday Issa is a blog that all haiku lovers should visit.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

power station's
secret remote colony?

4:53 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Hmmmm, tikkis. Never thought of that.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The greatness of a poem can stem fromwhen more weaving more than one layer of metaphore.That's why i see this haiku as a master piece. It gave me room for pondering by its ambiguity, so it supplied poetic enjoyment for me.
The familiar light is missing, so where has it come from..?
I consider it the INNER LIGHT, which may induce a humanbeing to go on, never to freeze in his-her place whever darkness(problems) prevail.

Another stunning haiku.

Eastern Sparrow-Rita


9:52 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

thanks, Rita. Your reading is very much in the spirit of my intention.

9:19 AM  
Blogger indonesianegriku said...

thank's for sharing info,..!
Kerja Keras Adalah Energi Kita

7:10 AM  

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