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Wednesday, September 19, 2007


whales are roaring
in the poem I read
(Previously published in tempslibre)


Blogger polona said...


10:12 AM  
Anonymous aurora said...

Roaring whales - how wonderful! Love this one, Bill.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, polona and aurora. The brook is in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The poem is by Gyodai:

In the dawn,
Whales roaring;
A frosty sea

tr. R. H. Blyth

6:38 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I hear their song in the haiku I'm reading!!

4:49 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thnaks, pat. Glad to hear it.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Thanks Bill for Gyodai's;
I have seen some whales at sea, but not heard them roaring, so now I was a lucky one also!

(Perhaps those vessels I was onboard made so much noise that nothing more could not be heard...)

11:40 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

My pleasure, tikkis. An important part of the moment for me was that I've never heard whales roaring, either. But, thanks to Gyodai, there by the brook behind the motel, I could hear them clearly.

3:49 PM  
Blogger indonesianegriku said...

thank's for sharing info,..!
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6:40 AM  

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