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Wednesday, May 23, 2007


dandelion wind
a child's laughter
crosses the meadow


Anonymous aurora said...

I love this one!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Collin said...

Hey Bill. Good one . . . I voted for it!


3:51 PM  
Blogger Masago said...

Well put.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Keith Woodruff said...

Hi Bill, I tagged you on a song post if you're up for it. Congratulations on the haiku.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Aurora, collin, Vaughn, my thanks.

Collin, we do seem to be on the same wave length rather often.

Keith, what's a song post?

7:16 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Love the lightness in this.

9:08 AM  
Blogger polona said...

delightful - a haiku that lingers...

10:21 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, pat and polona

9:38 PM  
Blogger floots said...

it has that wonderful joy and lightness which i used to find in ray bradbury many years ago
thanks bill

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, the laughter of the children who don't care if dandelions are flowers or weeds.
A very beautiful poem.
Thank you for sharing.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I really appreciate that Bradbury reference, floots.

dana-maria, I don't care if they are flowers or weeds

sharing a bench
a perfect day for
dandelion viewing

5:36 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Did you have this one at Haiku Hut? Looks familiar - I printed a long list of haiku based on dandelions yesterday and read some of them. Whether you did or not, it's really nice.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

No, I didn't workshop this, andrew. I entered it in the May Shiki Kukai. Did you see it there?

8:57 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

I like the surprise in this Haiku Bill, the reader is expecting to see the light dandelion fluff taken up by the wind, its a common experience, but instead you add the element of surprise by introducing the laughter of a child; this is exquisite.

much love

7:07 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I appreciate your sensitive reading,gillena.

7:56 AM  
Blogger bigshoulders said...

very nice 'ku, bill. i see a little girl in my mind's eye.


5:59 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, b. s. Good to hear from you.

3:11 PM  
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6:50 AM  

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