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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

First Confession

First Confession
a nun hurries children
past the garden

13 Comments:

Blogger Masago said...

I'm not too familiar with Catholic things...

7:57 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Vaughn, First Confession takes place a few days before First Communion. The kids would be in the second grade and would generally be brought to the church from the school in which they receive religious instruction. On the way, they might pass a garden, and you're free to find any symbolism in that that you'd care to. Being Catholic is not a requirement.

8:17 PM  
Blogger floots said...

loved it
i - like vaughn - am not a catholic
but i loved the wordplay of the first confession and the garden
as well as what it implies (good and bad) about education in all forms
you are a magician when it comes to cramming a lot into a little

cheers bill

2:25 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Garden,
all alone,
waits, and waits...

4:25 AM  
Blogger Masago said...

Thanks Bill.h

6:54 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, floots, for your imaginative and generous response.

Tikkis, a very suggestive ku.

Vaughn. You're entirely welcome, my friend.

7:53 AM  
Blogger polona said...

a very clever haiku, bill. enjoyed.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, polona.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Melanie Alberts said...

Ah, temptation...got to keep those kids in line! :) One of my favorite memories of first communion is telling my class that my name is actually Carmela (my middle name) which caused my mother some consternation.

One of my faves of yours, Bill.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, melanie. I remember saying "oh Hell" so I'd have something to confess.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Confession
a nun hurries children
past the garden

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Well, I confess that my vision of this image is different than others. More abstract.
It's not the religious confession emplied here, but confession of love. That's why the nun is tensed.
She's hurries the children past the garden, in other words: she's striving to hide the buds(children) of the love paradise(garden) from conservitive eyes which will cause this new fresh dream to suffocate, if she does not hurry up and keep it from them.


Rita__

9:12 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Rita, the writer's intention contributes to meaning, but doesn't determine it. It's always interesting to see what readers make of what we have written.

9:14 AM  
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7:04 AM  

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