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Thursday, January 11, 2007

enough with the politics

home for a visit
the sound of rain
on the river


Blogger Aurora said...


9:40 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...


11:27 AM  
Blogger polona said...

yes! love it.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks aurora, gautami, and polona. My favorite route home from school when I was a kid took me along the Charles River in Watertown MA, and I especially liked it on a rainy day.

2:34 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice! I'm glad I came here after you wrote that comment above! Wonderful story. :)

5:51 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, andrew. It also occurred to me that, like the rain, the visitor comes and goes, while, like the river, the home place endures.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

Very nice. And I'm especially glad I came here after you wrote this most recent comment in reply to Andrew. :-)

9:07 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

That's all the water in a river ever does, isn't it. Very fine offering Bill!!

5:09 AM  
Anonymous kara said...

Reminiscent...lovely haiku moment.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks Vaughn, Pat, and Kara. As I've suggested, this one has a lot of personal meaning for me. I'm glad it says something to you.

4:09 PM  
Blogger floots said...

this is just right bill
all the truth and contradiction
of a great haiku

8:51 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, floots. And what an illuminating enumeration of the qualities of a successful ku.

11:00 AM  
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6:59 AM  
Blogger DickWhyte said...

Another brilliant poem Bill.

2:50 PM  

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