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Saturday, January 05, 2008


the neighborhood returns
to ordinary darkness
(Published in A New Resonance 5)


Blogger polona said...

works on both the sacred (although i'm not the one to comment on that) and the profane level

10:27 AM  
Blogger floots said...

"ordinary darkness" is a concept which made me grin - i love the way in which you have managed to both embrace and affectionately smile at the religious aspect
thank you

2:10 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, polona and floots. It's a privilege to have sensitive readers like you

7:42 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

brilliant. :)
(congratulations on the publication!)

11:14 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

this is excellent, it works on both levels as Polona says,

1:07 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, Andrew and Juliet.

8:23 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

There are some different levels for this darkness. Your neighborhood returned, but what did you do? Is the answer in L1? Also, it's time for a new moon just in these days, so no moon at all.

Interesting, Bill!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

But, in the ordinary darkness the journey began.

6:38 AM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

i like your haiku, Bill
i like what Pat wrote

best wishes,

6:45 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Pat, you've clearly caught what I was going for, and, Angelika, I'm glad you did, too.

Around here, tikkis, the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, is the customary end of the Christmas season, when the Christmas lights go out. The irony of this association in relation to the meaning of the word and to the relevant New Testament story is part of what was in my mind. Thanks for your response.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

This is profound!

5:37 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thank you, gautami.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous melissa said...

This is very nice. You let us glimpse into the mind with this one. Beautiful!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Much appreciated, Melissa.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Loved this one Bill. I am with Floots on this. Can I perfect what he said?

I am doubting it....smiles

3:04 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Christmas season ends--
shards of morning sunlight stream
through the brickwork

much love

11:21 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

T, floots has a way of saying things, but I'm glad to hear your voice, too.

Thanks for the ku, gillena.

8:58 PM  
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6:30 AM  

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