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Sunday, September 16, 2007


rain on the lake
turning down
the volume
(Previously published in tempslibre)


Blogger Masago said...

I don't fully get this yet but oddly it evokes warm memories for me. Well done.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous aurora said...

I love this one. Turning down the volume so that one can enjoy the melody of rain on the lake. How idyllic!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Vaughn, aurora has caught the first meaning I intended. If there's a further suggestion of the volume being turned down in the universe, with the rain as instrument, that's fine with me. I do relate to what you say about memories: a lot of rainy nights at a lot of lakes, including the one where my first wife and I used to spend several weeks each summer (Alma died in 1981), went into this one.

10:00 AM  
Blogger floots said...

beautiful combination of thoughts
thank you
(thanks also for the "booklist" - glad you like burke - when we go out to play will we squabble over who will be robicheaux and who will be clete purcell) :)

10:24 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Dear bill
As i read this haiku, its raining here in St James, Trinidad.
an aha moment, maybe

reading a haiku- -
sound of the rain
on my rooftop

much love

2:52 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

floots, we'll take turns.

gilena, thanks for sharing that moment.

5:15 PM  
Blogger polona said...

this has a beautiful feel. love it.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Collin said...

Another Kenney classic.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, polona and collin.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Simply, and complicated;
I guess before the rain there was a noisy wind around? Or perhaps a crying troop of noisy children?

Sorry Bill, your poems make me continue writing! :-)

11:52 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

tikkis, my responses to aurora and vaughn (masago) have some bearing on your question. Specifically, I was listening to the radio and turned down the volume so I could hear the rain on the lake.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Tikkis said...


5:18 AM  
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6:40 AM  

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